Invisalign® clear braces offer patients the chance to achieve a straighter smile without having to sacrifice their aesthetics to traditional metal braces. This discreet alternative is an attractive option for a variety of patients, from teens in high school to retired seniors. In order to get the most out of this innovative orthodontic solution, there are a few steps you must take to ensure quality results. The following tips will help ensure your success with these clear aligners.
Incorporate Flossing into Your Routine
If you haven’t incorporated flossing into your regular oral hygiene routine, it’s important to be mindful that this activity is foundational to oral health. With clear braces in place, any buildup of plaque can compromise your treatment, and impact the aesthetics of your smile. Flossing daily not only preserve your dental health but also allow you to continue smiling confidently while wearing clear aligners. The treatment wouldn’t be as discreet if your braces are filled with leftover food particles or plaque. You should also consider using a whitening toothpaste, as the effects are more noticeable since the aligners keep the whitening from washing away.
Stick With It
Your clear braces should only be removed before cleaning routines and meals. Sticking to this regimen will help the treatment go faster; if you leave them out for hours on end, that’s more time you’re adding to your treatment plan. While friends and family may not even notice that you’re undergoing treatment, you will certainly be able to tell that the clear braces are not working if you don’t wear them on a regular basis. Efficient results require dedication and a commitment to keeping aligners in. Don’t forget the big picture: a straight and beautiful smile.
Caring for Your Invisalign Trays
Aside from your general brushing and flossing routine, you should also take time to address the trays themselves. You can use lukewarm water to rinse out residual debris before returning the trays to your smile. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to clean your clear braces with toothpaste and a brush; this will scratch them and expose your teeth to bacteria while you wear the aligners.
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation Today!
Dr. Sakeena at Sienna Smiles provides Invisalign in Missouri City for patients who desire a subtle alternative to traditional braces. With proper guidance during routine visits and dedication on your part, the Invisalign treatment can leave you with a smile that is both healthy and beautiful. Call today to schedule your consultation!