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Invisalign Tips and Tricks For Great Results

For decades, there was only one option for orthodontic treatment. Thankfully, advancements in orthodontics have enabled us to provide an alternative to traditional metal braces. No more “metal mouth” and hard-to-clean wires and brackets. Invisalign treatments are virtually invisible and easy to maintain, which makes them the clear choice for correcting your smile. At Dr. Pratt’s office, we are proud to offer both Invisalign and Invisalign for Teen treatment in Woodlands, TX. Follow these helpful Invisalign tips and tricks from Dr. Kendra Pratt and get beautiful results.

Advantages of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatment:

  • Keep eating all your favorite foods.
  • Stay active in all the sports and activities you love.
  • Keep brushing and flossing just as you normally do, with no brackets or wires to get in the way.
  • You’ll experience fewer emergency visits, without the hassle of brackets and wires breaking.
  • Your Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, so people may not even notice you’re wearing them.

Wear Aligners as Instructed

One of the benefits of Invisalign aligners is that they can be taken out when you eat and when you brush your teeth. However, they should be put right back in and worn for a minimum of 21 hours a day to achieve desired results.

Keep them in a Safe Place

Clear aligners can be easily misplaced and hard to find! Make sure they are put in a safe place whenever they are removed to avoid a frantic search or the need to order a new pair. One of our favorite tips for Invisalign is to use the plastic case we provide you with anytime they are removed from your mouth.

Tips for Invisalign Cleaning

Along with keeping your teeth clean, it is important to clean your Invisalign aligners. One of the most important tips for Invisalign is to remember not to use hot water or toothpaste on your aligners! Using hot water can cause the aligner to warp, which means they won’t be able to align your teeth properly or fit closely to your teeth.  Do not leave them in a hot vehicle in the heat of summer because they can warp. We also recommend using dish soap to gently wash your aligners because toothpaste is too abrasive dull the plastic.

Drink Only Water When Wearing Aligners

Water is the only drink that won’t cause staining when wearing your aligners. Even other clear liquids, like Sprite, contain sugar or other ingredients that are not good for your teeth or the Invisalign aligners. Also, make sure you remove your aligners if you plan to drink hot beverages.

If you have any questions about Invisalign, or to see if your insurance covers aligners, then you can contact us at 281-367-0050. Otherwise, you can visit more of our site to learn more about Invisalign treatments and Invisalign for Teens at our Woodlands, TX, location.

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