How to Get the Most from Your Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign can dramatically improve your smile without the need for metal brackets and wires. However, to get the best possible results, it’s important to follow the strategies recommended by your dentist for getting the most out of your treatment. Your dentist will review the ins and outs of Invisalign with you. This information will also help you maximize your treatment results.

Wear Your Aligners

One of the things that patients like the most about Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed for eating and for brushing and flossing. However, this clear benefit can have a downside if you aren’t vigilant about wearing your retainers as much as possible. You should aim to wear your aligners at least 22 hours per day. If you don’t, not only is it likely that your treatment time will be extended, but also the condition you’re treating may get worse. If each set of new aligners seems to fit worse the last, then there is a good chance you haven’t been wearing them consistently enough.

Avoid the Chewing Habit

Many people have a habit of chewing on pen lids, nails, ice, and other non-food items. Although it may seem harmless, this habit is bad for your teeth and a disaster for your Invisalign aligners. It’s important to focus on breaking this habit when you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment, so that your aligners stay snug against your teeth and they don’t become damaged.

Wear Your Retainer

Your aligners are just part of your Invisalign treatment plan. Once your teeth are in the desired positions, your retainer will help to keep them there. Wearing your retainer is critical to ensuring that your teeth don’t shift back to their previous positions, so follow your dentist’s instructions regarding your retainer carefully.

Are you interested in learning more about how Invisalign could help you get the smile you want? Schedule an appointment at Park 56 Dental to find out more about Invisalign in NYC and our other treatments. To make an appointment for a consultation, call (646) 783-3529.