Gone are the days when a great set of teeth means gruelling pain from metal appliances attached to your mouth. It is also a significant upgrade from awkward social gatherings and picture takings, thanks to Invisalign.
Invisalign is an alternative method to straighten your teeth without looking like you are going through the alignment process. It might cost more than traditional metal braces, but Invisalign users enjoy the benefits of having clear braces in their everyday and social life.
Invisalign tips to help you adjust faster
Kits are life savers
Invisalign requires high and proper maintenance to reap its full potential. Patients have to have a kit that should at least include a travel toothbrush and toothpaste. Other must-haves in your kit include floss, chewies and a retainer case among others. Such kits can be purchased in drug stores or custom made according to your needs and liking.
Use a tool
Technically a patient is required to wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours daily. Invisalign is removed when eating and placed back again after brushing. Because it is meant to align your teeth, removing the appliance can be quite troublesome and using your fingers can damage your nails and skin. To avoid such things from happening, using a tool designed to help remove Invisalign is recommended.
Set an alarm
Removing your aligners when eating can get you carried away with the freedom of not wearing them. Set the alarm to remind you to put your Invisalign back on after your meals.
Clean your trays
It might just be a few hours or minutes, but keeping your Invisalign in the same plastic tray can cause it to breed bacteria. Make sure you keep it clean as much as you keep you Invisalign clean by soaking it in diluted mouthwash at least twice a week.
It would take some time to help you adjust with your Invisalign, but these hacks can help you have a smoother transition.