Am I Using My Invisalign Correctly?

Invisalign is a popular alternative to braces. These clear aligners are an easy and effective way to straighten teeth without rubber bands or wires. While using Invisalign might seem like common sense, there are a few things that patients should keep in mind to get the most out of this treatment. Keep reading to learn more.

Keep the Aligners on Your Teeth

Most Invisalign patients love the fact that they can remove their aligners to eat sticky or hard foods. While aligners are certainly more flexible than braces, it’s best to only remove them when absolutely necessary. You should keep your aligners on for 22 hours per day. It’s especially important to be diligent in the first few days after switching to a new aligner.

Listen to Your Orthodontist

It’s important to follow your orthodontist’s exact instructions when it comes to switching aligners. Going off-schedule for a day or two might not seem like a big deal, but it can delay your progress and affect the path for the rest of your orthodontic treatment.

Adjust to the Changes

Invisalign takes some getting used to. Some patients find they talk differently with their aligners and others experience mild pain or pressure from the treatment. It’s important to remember to be patient. These changes will get easier over time! If you are dealing with severe discomfort, talk to your orthodontist.

Ready to transform your smile with Invisalign? Brookshire Smile Dental is here to help. Call our team at 281-934-1010 to learn more about this treatment.