Getting started with Invisalign treatment is an exciting step on the path towards your new smile. You've begun the active phase of treatment, where your aligners will gradually shift the position of your teeth until you have a healthy, beautiful, straight new smile – and because you're getting treated with Invisalign, you can still enjoy all your favorite foods and almost no one will know you're straightening your teeth! But successful treatment takes work, and there are a number of things you can do to optimize your Invisalign treatment.
Don't Skimp On Wearing the Aligners
The ability to remove your aligners offers a variety of conveniences during treatment: you'll be able to brush and floss your teeth just like normal, you can still enjoy all your favorite foods, and you're less likely to get foods stuck between your aligners and teeth. But that freedom comes with responsibility. The aligners only work while you're wearing them, so to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment and stay on schedule, you'll have to wear them full time, taking them out only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Keep Your Teeth Clean
Healthy teeth are an important prerequisite to successful treatment, and while you're undergoing treatment, your teeth will be particularly susceptible to decay. Your aligners sit flush with your teeth, so if any stray bits of food, bacteria, or acid get trapped under your aligners, they'll be held against the surface of your teeth all day - not a good situation! To avoid this, be sure to brush your teeth and aligners thoroughly each time you remove them or put them back in. Not only will this protect your teeth, it'll also keep your aligners smelling and tasting clean and fresh.
Consider AcceleDent Aura
What if there was a simple way to cut your treatment time in half that was completely painless and it only took 20 minutes a day? Sound too good to be true? It's not – it's AcceleDent Aura! AcceleDent Aura is an FDA-approved device that, with just 20 minutes of use per day, has been clinically proven to reduce treatment times by as much as 50%. It's compatible with braces and Invisalign, is completely safe and effective, and is hands-free to use, so you can still text, surf the web, or read a book while using it.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
With proper oral hygiene and conscientious care, your Invisalign aligners will help you unlock the smile of your dreams and a brand new you. If you have any questions about treatment or would like to pursue Invisalign for yourself, we're here to help - just reach out to us at our contact page or book your next appointment online at our Bremerton, Gig Harbor, or Port Orchard offices.