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How to Get the Best Out of Your Invisalign Treatment

Posted on July 29, 2022

Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear plastic aligners to gradually move the teeth into their proper position. The plastic aligners are clear and virtually invisible. According to Statista, the total revenue of the clear aligner global market reached $2 billion in 2018. Several types of aligners are available, and if you’re unsure of the right one, talk with an orthodontist about the one that will work best for your situation. Follow these tips to get the best results from your Invisalign treatment.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Orthodontists recommend that you eat a healthy diet. If you are consuming foods high in sugar, it could result in tooth decay and gum disease. These oral hygiene issues could cause a delay in your treatment and require other treatments in order to return your smile to its necessary health.

Schedule Checkups

With braces, plaque buildup could happen over time, leading to severe issues like cavities and gingivitis. So, keep up with regular visits to ensure that you’re getting everything cleaned out from under your teeth as directed by your dentist during treatment sessions. Through cleaning and checkups, you can eliminate any plaque buildup early.

Regularly Clean Your Aligners

If you wear Invisalign, clean them properly between appointments by removing the aligners. You can rinse them for a few minutes to remove any food residue after eating. Doing this will make it easier to clean and maintain.

Follow The Plan

Invisalign aligners function to move teeth into their ideal positions, but they don’t do it alone. Your cooperation is key to ensuring your treatment goes according to plan. In addition, Invisalign is a long-term treatment plan, so it takes time to see the results you’re looking to achieve. It’s not unusual for patients to wear Invisalign for several years. As such, you’ll need to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully, ensuring that your teeth stay healthy and strong while wearing them.

The more care you take of your mouth while wearing Invisalign, the better the results will be. Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and regularly go for professional checkups, cleanings, and x-rays. It is essential to keep in mind that Invisalign does not correct your problems overnight. Therefore, you should be patient and follow the instructions provided by your orthodontist. If you have any questions about the process or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us!