Congratulations on choosing Invisalign on your journey to a straighter smile. Invisalign offers a discreet and effective way to achieve the perfect alignment without the hassle of traditional braces.

Drs Jones and DeShon have created countless beautiful smiles with Invisalign, and we know you’ll be thrilled with your results.

To ensure you get the most out of your treatment, here are the top 10 tips for the very best Invisalign experience.

1. Wear your aligners consistently.

One of the most critical factors for successful Invisalign treatment is wearing your aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day. Only remove them for eating, drinking anything other than water, and cleaning your teeth. Consistent wear ensures that your teeth move according to the treatment plan.

2. Follow your orthodontist’s instructions.

Drs J & D will give you detailed instructions about wearing and caring for your Invisalign appliance. Adhering to these guidelines is crucial. In fact, your compliance with treatment instructions is the single most important factor in the length and success of your treatment.

3. Keep your orthodontist appointments.

Dr. J or Dr. D will want to see you on a regular basis to monitor your progress and address any questions or concerns you may have. Be sure to keep these appointments. If you need to reschedule, just call!

4. Keep your aligners clean.

Maintaining good oral hygiene and clean aligners is crucial for a smooth Invisalign experience. Rinse your aligners every time you remove them and brush them gently with a soft toothbrush and clear, unscented antibacterial soap. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can be abrasive and cause scratches.

5. Manage discomfort with ease.

It’s normal to experience some discomfort, especially when you switch to a new set of aligners. This usually subsides quickly. To manage this, try using over-the-counter pain relievers and eating soft foods.

6. Stay hydrated.

Drinking plenty of water is essential during Invisalign treatment. It helps keep your mouth clean and reduces the risk of dry mouth, which can cause discomfort. Make sure to remove your aligners when drinking anything other than water to prevent staining and damage.

7. Develop a routine for changing aligners.

Staying on schedule with changing your aligners is vital for effective treatment. Set reminders on your phone or mark your calendar to ensure you switch to the next set on time. Some patients find it helpful to always change their aligners at night, so they sleep through the initial adjustment period.

8. Protect your aligners when not in use.

Always store your aligners in their protective case when they’re not in your mouth. This prevents them from getting lost, damaged, chewed on by the dog, or accidentally thrown away. Keeping a spare case in your bag or car is also a good idea for when you’re on the go.

9. Practice good oral hygiene.

Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before putting your aligners back in. This helps to prevent food particles and bacteria from being trapped against your teeth, which can lead to cavities and gum disease. Maintaining a healthy mouth is critical for the success of your Invisalign treatment.

10. Be patient and stay positive.

Orthodontic treatment takes time, and progress may not be immediately visible. Stay patient and trust the process. Celebrate small milestones and keep your end goal in mind – a beautiful, straight smile. Staying positive and motivated will help you maintain good habits throughout your treatment.

Remember, we’re always here for you, and we are your best source of information about your treatment. If you have problems or questions, always feel free to contact our office. We’ve probably heard your question before!

Ready to begin your treatment? Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll outline your treatment plan and discuss financial options that fit your budget.