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Tips for Keeping Invisalign Treatment on Track

May 31, 2023 2:55 am

Getting started with Invisalign® treatment is exciting! While Invisalign offers many benefits, it does require some discipline to ensure success. Dr. Stradling and our Cactus Point Dental team wants patients to achieve their long-awaited results in a timely fashion so we’re sharing some tips for keeping your Invisalign treatment on track!

  1. Wear Your Aligners
  2. To get the best results, you must wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every day. This means only removing them for eating, brushing, and flossing. Consistency is key! If you need them, set reminders on your phone to put your aligners back in.

  3. Keep Your Aligners Clean
  4. Bacteria can build up on your aligners if they are not cleaned regularly. Gently brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild dish soap and rinse them with water before putting them back in your mouth.

  5. Protect Your Aligners
  6. Always protect your aligners when you take them out so you don’t lose them. However, we understand that accidents happen. If you misplace or damage an aligner, let us know as soon as possible.

  7. Brush & Floss Every Day
  8. Maintaining good oral hygiene is vital during your Invisalign treatment. Brush and floss your teeth in the morning, after eating, and at night to prevent plaque buildup in your mouth and aligners, which will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.

  9. Maintain Regular Checkups
  10. Regular dental cleanings and orthodontic checkups are crucial to make sure your teeth are healthy and that your treatment is progressing.

Clear Aligner Therapy in Chandler, AZ

Invisalign clear aligner therapy requires discipline and commitment. By following these tips during your orthodontic treatment, you’ll experience results that can dramatically improve your confidence and quality of life! If you have any questions about Invisalign, please contact Cactus Point Dental today. We would be delighted to hear from you!

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