We have all heard just how amazing Invisalign treatment is, given that the clear aligners are virtually invisible. And while there are numerous benefits that Invisalign has, it is important to remember to take care of your aligners to ensure optimal results. This is because it is possible to ruin your Invisalign treatment if you do not follow certain practices throughout the treatment process. In this blog, we will discuss three actions that can ruin your Invisalign treatment.
One of the benefits that people love so much about Invisalign is the fact that the aligners are removable, which means that you can essentially eat whatever you want (unlike with braces). Although the aligners are removable, it is important to remember that your aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day. If you fail to do so, then your treatment will not be as effective. Therefore, you should only remove your aligners when eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, and cleaning your aligners.
Another way that you can ruin your Invisalign treatment is if you fail to disinfect your aligners adequately. It is absolutely essential that you clean and disinfect your aligners sufficiently before putting them back in. This is because disinfecting the aligners will prevent bacteria from becoming trapped against your teeth and it reduces the risks of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. To learn more about how to efficiently clean your aligners without ruining them, feel free to reach out to our team for more information!
Be sure to never eat while your aligners are in. This includes snacks, meals, as well as drinks other than water. Always be sure to remove them before consuming anything other than water. Your aligners are not meant to be used with chewing or biting, as they can break and wear down.
If you are considering Invisalign treatment and would like to learn if you are an ideal candidate, feel free to reach out to our team at Rawle Orthodontics to schedule a consultation with our highly experienced orthodontist in Lake Mary and Altamonte Springs!