A lot of people are interested in the idea of the Invisalign. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when considering an invisible way of fixing your smile.
1.) You need to wear your trays for most of the day, this means between 20 – 22 hours. The trays fit nicely around your teeth so after a while you shouldn’t notice them even being there.
2.) This one should be an obvious one. You need to clean your trays. Yes, that means using clean water or your handy Invisalign kit and really cleaning them each day. In order to get the best results you need to properly clean and disinfect them.
3.) Make sure you schedule appointments with your doctor to check on the progress that the Invisalign product has made. Ok, so this seems like another obvious one, but so many patients will go through their Invisalign treatment with NO follow up! This is a big mistake.
4.) As with anything that involves your teeth make sure you brush and floss twice a day. We have heard this mantra since we were all kids. Well it turns out our parents weren’t just repeating this mindless phrase for nothing. Studies have shown that brushing and flossing twice a day will significantly improve your gums and the life of your teeth. When it comes to Invisalign the help of brushing and flossing will only increase the results that you’re trying to achieve.
5.) And finally Invisalign will let you have so much more freedom than the traditional braces. You will be able to continue eating your favorite foods, this includes all of those gooey treats that we know we shouldn’t be divulging in. Maintaining your Invisalign is critical to the final outcome. Make sure you follow these steps to achieve a nice perfect smile!
Contact Las Vegas dentist, Dr. Jeff Hadley, today to book your next oral check-up or to schedule a consultation.