Are you considering Invisalign® to straighten your teeth without the hassle of traditional braces? If so, The Dental Bar team has some tips and tricks that can help make your journey a successful one! In this blog post, we will review our top five hacks for successful Invisalign treatment.
1. Always Carry a Hygiene Kit
Caring for your teeth is an essential aspect of anyone’s daily routine. For those of us with clear aligners, ensuring that they are in mint condition is of utmost importance and carrying a hygiene kit for your Invisalign trays can certainly come in handy! This kit contains all the necessary tools you need to keep your braces clean, no matter where you are.
With a small compact mirror, toothbrush, and toothpaste, you can clean your teeth and aligners whenever and wherever you need to. With your hygiene kit, there’s no need to worry about food particles, plaque, or bacteria buildup on your braces. So, always carry your hygiene kit with you, and enjoy a healthy and hygienic oral routine!
2. Smooth Aligner Edges
When wearing aligner trays, there is a possibility that they may feel a bit sharp, and you might experience gum irritation. But don’t worry! There’s a simple solution. You can easily round off any sharp edges using an unused nail buffer. However, it’s important to note that taking too much off or attempting to reshape the aligner is not recommended. Instead, gently rounding it is a perfectly acceptable option that will better ensure your comfort and a seamless aligner-wearing experience.
3. Set a Reminder for Usage
It’s impossible to remember everything, and setting little timers on your phone every time you remove them is a proven way to offload some obligations and free mental space. This way, you can ensure that you don’t spend excessive time without your aligners.
One of the main concerns of forgetting to wear your aligners is accidentally walking away without them. While our Aurora dentists can replace lost trays, it comes at a cost and may result in a delay in your treatment. It’s important to stay mindful of this to avoid any unnecessary expense or inconvenience.
4. Don’t Throw Away Old Trays
When you initially come across this idea, it may seem a little odd. You might question why you would want to hold onto an old set of Invisalign trays once you graduate to a new one. However, there is one particular situation where you will be grateful for what you did.
Imagine misplacing or losing your previous set of trays. If that happens, getting a replacement from your Invisalign provider could take a few days. During this time, it is crucial to wear your old set to avoid treatment regression. So, make sure to keep your previous trays until you receive a fresh set to maintain the ongoing success of your orthodontic journey.
5. Massage Your Teeth & Gums
When wearing Invisalign, it’s worth noting that the aligners may cause more soreness and tightness throughout treatment, especially with new aligner trays. If you find yourself experiencing significant discomfort, an effective approach could involve gently massaging your teeth using an electric toothbrush. While this might sound strange, an electric toothbrush massage can stimulate blood flow, delivering more nutrients and oxygen to the gum tissue and helping with healing, inflammation, and adjustment.
Contact Our Aurora Invisalign Dentists for More Hacks
Generally, Invisalign is comfortable and convenient, and if you follow the above tips and tricks, you should have a successful experience with it. At the end of the day, it’s important that you stick with your treatment plan to see results! So don’t give up, stay strong and dedicated and at the end of treatment, you should have perfectly straight teeth!Are you interested in starting Invisalign in Aurora? If so, contact The Dental Bar to start your voyage to straight teeth. Call 303-732-8664 for more information.