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3 Tips to Make Your Invisalign Process Easier

Do you want to improve your smile? Are you looking for relief from the symptoms commonly associated with TMJ disorder, such as tension headaches and fatigue in your facial muscles? In either case, Invisalign treatment might be for you.

Many people prefer Invisalign over traditional braces because it allows them to achieve their best smile in a discreet manner. Invisalign treatment also doesn’t force patients to make radical lifestyle changes, like avoiding certain foods throughout the time they’re undergoing treatment. When you choose Invisalign instead of metal braces, you won’t have to visit your orthodontist as often, saving you valuable time.

Clearly, using Invisalign aligners is an easy process that gives people their best smile over time. While that’s the case, you can do a few things to make the process even easier.

 

Wear Your Aligners as Your Invisalign Orthodontist Recommends

During your initial Invisalign consultation with Clearsmile Orthodontics, Dr. Colin Webb will take 3D images of your mouth. Those images will be used to create a custom Invisalign treatment plan for you. Every treatment plan is custom-made, which means yours may differ greatly from someone else’s even if you seem to have similar issues.

Because every treatment plan is custom-made, you can’t rely on another patient for information about how often you should wear your Invisalign clear aligners. Instead, you must follow the recommendations Dr. Colin Webb provides—and you need to adhere to them as closely as possible.

In general, patients will wear their aligners for at least 20 hours per day, although 22 hours is typically ideal. If you don’t wear your aligners every day for the recommended period of time, it may prolong your overall treatment. It can also have a negative influence on the results your Invisalign treatment yields.

Clean Your Invisalign Aligners Regularly

One of the many reasons people often choose Invisalign is that the aligners used during treatment are clear and difficult for others to see. To keep your aligners “invisible,” you need to clean them regularly. Rather, you need to clean your Invisalign clear aligners often the right way.

While you can clean your aligners using a denture cleaner, it’s wiser to use the cleaning solution made by the Invisalign brand. You can buy packets of this solution when you visit our location on South Boulevard and simply add one to a glass of water along with your aligners whenever you need to clean them.

Choose a Partner, Not a Provider

Although you may start to see modest results in a few weeks, the average Invisalign treatment lasts between 12 and 18 months. During the length of your treatment, you’ll have to visit your Invisalign orthodontist or dentist every six weeks or so. Since you’ll see your orthodontist at regular intervals throughout your treatment, it’s vital that you pick a doctor who will work with you to achieve the final results you’re hoping for.

In other words, you should choose an Invisalign orthodontist who’s a partner, not just a provider. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll know the team at Clearsmile Orthodontics will partner with you throughout your journey toward your best smile.

Clearsmile Orthodontics—the best partner for your Invisalign treatment.