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Tips for Invisalign Users

Published May 20, 2022 4:42 pm

So, you’re new to Invisalign? First off, it’s exciting that in a matter of months you’ll have a perfectly straight smile. As you go on this journey, it may take some time in the beginning to get adjusted to how the Invisalign trays feel and how you might have to change your routine to accommodate the aligners. Here are some tips for Invisalign users so your experience can be as smooth as possible.

Always Use Your Aligner Case

For most of the day, your aligners should be in your mouth, working hard to straighten out your teeth. When you do take them out, say to eat or brush your teeth, then be diligent about putting them in your aligner case. We’ve heard countless stories of people who wrapped up their aligners in napkins only to accidentally throw them away or who left them out and the pets got to them first!

Make Use of Your Chewies

Invisalign chewies are these squishy rolls made of soft plastic that look like small cylinders. You should get some of these from your dentist or orthodontist. When you have your aligners in, you can bite down on the chewie to make sure that your aligners are fully snug over your teeth and there are no gaps or air bubbles. Having the right fit over your teeth ensures that your aligners are doing their job most effectively!

Don’t Throw Away Old Aligners

Once you’ve finished with one set of Invisalign aligners, you may be tempted to toss them out and move on to the next set. Don’t! It’s possible that you may lose a set of trays, and you’ll want to have the previous set to fall back on until you can get a fresh set made. That last set will be the closest ones that fit the position of your current teeth.

Clear Aligner Therapy at Altitude Family Dental

If you need some extra help with your Invisalign trays, feel free to reach out to us at Altitude Family Dental. As part of cosmetic dental services, we provide Invisalign clear aligner therapy, so our team is experienced at helping patients adjust to the treatment. Call or email us today and we’ll be happy to see what we can do for you.

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