How to Get the Most Out of Your Invisalign Treatment

If you’ve been wanting a straighter smile, you are in luck! With Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, your Cottonwood dentists at Arizona Smile Designers have been helping patients achieve the perfect smile for years. Invisalign is a clear and convenient alternative to metal braces that straightens your smile effectively and discreetly. Plus, Invisalign is great for both adults and teens! Continue reading to learn how to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment.

Commit To Wearing Your Invisalign Aligners

For best results, you should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, every day. This is because the aligners work to straighten your teeth only when you are wearing them, not when they are removed. In your first 48 hours with Invisalign, though, try your best to wear them as much as possible, taking them out only briefly when eating and brushing your teeth. These first 48 hours are particularly crucial in the teeth alignment process.

Follow the Instructions of Your Cosmetic Dentist

Your Cottonwood & Sedona dentist is committed to helping you achieve the best results possible with your Invisalign treatment. It is important that you follow his or her instructions exactly as given in order to see these fantastic results. Do not switch to the next tray before you are instructed to do so, and similarly, change your tray immediately when your dentist tells you to do so. By working together, you will see the smile of your dreams in no time!

Clean Your Invisalign Aligners Regularly

Your aligners can easily harbor bacteria if they are not properly cleaned on a regular basis. To clean, use warm water and either clear antibacterial soap, denture soak, or Invisalign cleaning crystals. Avoid using toothpaste as a cleaner as this can scratch the aligners causing scratches that can make your aligners more visible and indents in which bacteria can grow.

Maintain Fantastic Oral Hygiene Habits

While it is important to keep your aligners clean, you also have to keep your teeth clean in order to see the best results and avoid bacteria build-up. Brush and floss thoroughly twice a day, and try to rinse out your mouth after every meal before re-inserting your aligners. By maintaining best oral hygiene practices you will prevent plaque build-up that can cause cavities and tooth decay.

Contact Your Cosmetic & General Dentist In Cottonwood & Sedona Area Today!

At Arizona Smile Designers we make getting a new, gorgeous smile easier than ever. If you’re looking for Invisalign in the Cottonwood and Sedona areas, don’t hesitate to reach out! Contact us to book an appointment, or request an appointment online today. We can’t wait to hear from you & help you achieve the smile of your dreams!