It is no secret that Invisalign has many great benefits, as they are virtually invisible, you can essentially eat whatever you want, and they are removable. However, while there are many benefits to Invisalign treatment, it is possible to ruin your treatment if you do not follow certain practices. In this blog, we will talk about the three ways you can ruin your Invisalign treatment.
One of the biggest perks of Invisalign is the fact that they are removable, which allows you to eat whatever you’d like. However, it is imperative that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours of the day, otherwise your treatment will take longer than usual. As a result, you should only remove your aligners before eating, drinking, and when completing your dental care.
Another important factor to know is that you must disinfect your aligners adequately before putting them back in. This prevents staining your aligners and trapping bacteria against your teeth, which can result in further problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and more. When cleaning your aligners, avoid using hot water and bleach, as this can warp the plastic aligners. It is best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste recommended by your dentist.
You should never eat while your Invisalign aligners are in. Whether you’re having a snack, meal, or drink other than water, always be sure to remove your aligners beforehand. Invisalign aligners are not meant for biting or chewing, as they can break or degrade the aligners.
If you are considering Invisalign and would like to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact our office to set up an appointment. We are here to help improve your smile and give you the confidence that you need and deserve!