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6 Tips for Making the Most of Your Invisalign Experience

Smiling woman standing outside and holding Invisalign in Wildwood Crest

If you want straighter teeth, traditional metal braces that are bulky, restrictive, and awkward aren’t your only option anymore! Invisalign in Wildwood Crest comfortably corrects your smile using a series of clear aligners that are custom-made just for you. Since they’re removable and nearly invisible, they easily blend into your lifestyle instead of disrupting it. However, while they offer a lot of freedom during your orthodontic treatment, you still need to take good care of them! Here are six ways you can make your Invisalign process as easy and successful as possible.  

Exercise Your Aligners

Your dentist can give you small, soft, plastic devices to chew on to exercise your aligners. Chewing on them for 10-15 minutes a day helps keep your alignment trays in place and molded to your teeth.

Remove Your Aligners Before Working Out

Working out and playing sports often results in a dry mouth or excess spit, which can make wearing your aligners uncomfortable. Enjoy your activity and keep your aligners safe from accidental damage by removing them beforehand.

Store Your Aligners in A Case

When you take out your aligners, store them in their case. This helps prevent losing, damaging, or accidentally throwing them away, as well as protect them from the dirt and bacteria found in bags, pockets, or other places you may put them.

Soak Your Aligners While Eating

As you remove your aligners to eat, consider soaking them. Cleaning your aligners while you eat will help to regularly remove the bacteria and food particles that could stain them or cause a bad odor. Soaking them in Invisalign or denture cleaning solution for 20 minutes every day will keep them looking and feeling fresh.

Set Reminders to Put Your Aligners Back in Place

Your aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day, otherwise your treatment may take longer than expected. Write yourself notes or set alarms to remind yourself to put your aligners back in after removing them.

Brush Your Teeth After Eating or Drinking

Before you pop your aligners back into place after eating or drinking, always give your teeth a quick brush. This prevents any food particles or bacteria from becoming trapped and held against your teeth. Not only does this encourage tooth decay, but it will make your aligners smell and taste like food. Don’t cut any corners by eating with your aligners in either, since this could easily damage them.

With these simple Invisalign tips from your Wildwood Crest cosmetic dentist, you’ll be enjoying your newly straightened smile in no time!

About the Practice

With Invisalign clear braces from Diamond Beach Dental in Wildwood Crest, NJ, getting straighter teeth has never been easier or more convenient. Dr. Scott J. Maslow is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has over three decades of experience, so you know your smile is in good hands. He has helped create thousands of happy, healthy smiles that inspire confidence, so feel free to contact him with any questions via his website or (609) 522-3145. 

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