Anytime you spend money on a service or product, it’s wise to do some research to avoid unexpected hassles and disappointment. The same holds true when you invest in an orthodontic treatment like Invisalign clear braces.
Your Invisalign dentist in Bangor, ME would love to help you straighten your crooked, crowded, or overlapped teeth and will tell you everything you need to know about the process.
Before you take the first step, however, here’s some information to help you understand what’s involved with wearing Invisalign clear aligners on a daily basis.
Carry a Travel Toothbrush
One benefit of Invisalign clear aligners is that you can take them out to brush and floss and for meals. The ability to remove them is one reason many patients choose Invisalign clear aligners. But it’s crucial to brush your teeth to remove particles of food before placing the aligners back in your mouth. If you carry a travel-sized kit with a soft-bristled brush and toothpaste, you can easily brush and floss on the go.
Soak Your Clear Aligners Daily
Invisalign clear aligners are convenient, but they’re not maintenance-free. You should soak them daily in water or Invisalign cleaner to keep them fresh and clean. The ideal time to do this is while you have your aligners out for meals at home.
Skip Staining Beverages
Do not drink coffee, red wine, colas, or over colorful beverages while wearing Invisalign. The beauty of clear aligners is that they’re discreet, but consuming these beverages makes them instantly noticeable, and you risk permanently staining that set of aligners.
Wear Your Aligners 22 Hours a Day
Your dentist has specialized training in Invisalign and has carefully mapped out the movement of your teeth throughout treatment. For it to proceed as planned, you must wear your aligners all day, every day, removing them only for meals and brushing and flossing.
You’re also free to remove Invisalign aligners for special events, of course, but remember that every moment your aligners are out of your mouth, you’re not making progress. You’ll achieve the fastest results if you wear Invisalign precisely as prescribed by your dentist.
Call Us to Book an Invisalign Appointment
Dr. Travis Buxton offers orthodontic services at our Bangor, ME dental office, and our patients appreciate the convenience of Invisalign and the transformative results. Please call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Buxton to get started with Invisalign.