Aligners need to stay on your teeth in order to work!
Unlike traditional wire-and-bracket braces, invisalign allows you to take them off during meals, brushing and flossing.
For optimum results aligners must be worn 22hrs. a day. Failing to wear the aligners a minimum of 20 hrs. a day may be counterproductive.
Brush & Floss teeth after each meal!
Brushing and flossing needs to be thorough in order to remove food debris trapped in the crevices and clean between teeth and aligners
It may be wise to invest in a couple travel tooth brushes J
Treatment is not painful (for most)
More than half of Invisalign users (54%) surveyed said they experienced only mild pain during the treatment, while 35% did not experience any discomfort wearing the aligners.
Among those who experienced some form of discomfort, said it usually occurred when switching to a new set of aligners. This sensation usually subsided within 2 to 3 days.
Stain causing beverages are a no-no
Invisalign users should cut down on morning coffee, tea, wine, etc. This will stain the aligners.
If you happen to drink, not indulge in these drinks don’t forget to use the allotted time to take aligners out and brush teeth before place on teeth again.
Do not clean aligners with toothpaste
Clean aligners with soap or mild detergent only. Toothpaste is too harsh on aligners and may cause theta start smelling due to the ingredients.
The aligners are virtually invisible
Invisalign has been around for some time now. I doubt, however, that you have ever noticed anyone wearing the clear braces? Conversely, I am sure you remember the last person you saw wearing traditional metal braces. That alone underlines the effectiveness of the clear brace technology that Invisalign offers.