Invisalign Tips

Tips for Invisalign Wearers

Invisalign orthodontics are an intriguing alternative to traditional wire braces, providing invisible alignment correction. Although still fairly new when compared to traditional braces, Invisalign has been giving countless brace wearers smiles of perfection for over a decade. This method of brace wear is now one of the most desired forms of alignment correction. From Invisalign Teen, to Invisalign for adults, the number of Invisalign wearers is only increasing. Yet, any type of brace wear process will be a better experience with a few simple tips to help along the way.

-The First 48 Hours with New Aligners

Each time you get a new set of Invisalign aligners, always follow through with strict wearing habits for the next 48 hours. This time frame is the most imperative for aligner wear, since the first 48 hours of wearing new aligners is the most effective. Leave your new Invisalign aligners in as much as possible, especially at first, for the best results later. Wearing them excessively at such a critical time will help your smile achieve the results you’re looking for.

-Caring for Discomforts

As with any variation of braces, some discomfort can occur while your teeth are being trained to realign. Standard, over the counter pain medication, and proper hygiene habits will go far in relieving minor discomforts. Yet if your pain is too excessive, contact your orthodontist immediately for assistance.

-Maintain Oral Hygiene

Invisalign, or not, maintaining proper oral hygiene habits will help ease the process of brace wear, as well as relieve discomfort and aid in overall dental health. Brushing before, after and in-between the wear (such as after eating) of Invisalign aligners, as well as regular flossing, will greatly increase the health of your mouth. Do not forget to also maintain the cleanliness of your aligners themselves, for full protection against bacteria build-up.

Contact Gutiérrez Orthodontics of Tampa by calling (813) 968-1611 for more information or to schedule your consultation appointment for Invisalign braces. As one of the best, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen certified orthodontists in the area, Dr. Gutiérrez and his experienced team provide patients with both lifelong grins of perfection, and increased self-esteem. A properly aligned smile with Invisalign will make for a happier, healthier you!

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