When you are set to receive Invisalign treatment to
straighten your teeth, it is an exciting time. Not only will you end up with a
gorgeously straight smile, but the aligners are clear so no one will even
notice that you’re straightening your teeth. Your lifestyle is going to change
while it’s happening – but it isn’t going to turn your world upside down. Here
are some tips to keep in mind so the process goes as smooth as possible…
When you get your aligner trays,
you are going to receive lots of instructions from your dental professional
regarding maintenance – they know what is best. And because you need to change
out your aligners every other week, it is important to keep your dental
appointments to check progress and address any issues.
Keep the trays in.
You will need to wear your
aligners 22 hours a day. As much as you want to give your mouth a break, don’t.
Removing the trays will only delay your treatment process and possibly damage
Don’t stray from dietary restrictions.
Just like with
braces, you are going to have dietary restrictions. Follow them. Not only will
soft foods aid while your mouth is sore, but certain foods will stain your
teeth and the clear trays.
Daily dental routine.
Because your trays can stain
quite easily and they are covering your teeth, it is important to brush and
floss regularly to prevent staining and other dental issues that may arise from
bacteria trapped in between.
Hold onto your trays.
In case damages are made to your Invisalign trays, keep your previous trays to use as temporaries until new trays can be made.
If you would like more information about Invisalign, call Dr. Katia Doumit in Ottawa, Ontario at 613-232-8000 or visit www.lesplanadedental.com.
Dr. Doumit proudly serves Ottawa and all surrounding areas.