Wearing Invisalign braces instead of traditional metal braces is a more discrete and gradual process that many teenagers and adults are taking advantage of. But are you getting the most out of your Invisalign? Here are three ways to know for sure:

Respect the rules

While the list of do’s and don’ts for Invisalign wearers is much shorter than the list for people with braces, there are still several rules that need to be followed.

With Invisalign you’re able to eat anything you want by simply removing your appliances before every meal. However, unlike braces, you do have to clean your Invisalign appliances daily. Even if your Invisalign never touches the food, it does touch your teeth after you’ve eaten. Gently brushing your Invisalign with toothpaste and letting it soak for several minutes a day in mouthwash is the best way to keep them fresh and bacteria free.

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Keep up with the changes

Invisalign won’t require you to keep a standing monthly appointment with your orthodontist to make adjustments. However, you will need to keep up with the changes that are occurring in your mouth.

Several yearly appointments is all you need with Invisalign, so missing just one appointment can set you back in your pursuit of the perfect smile. During these appointments your orthodontist will review the progress your teeth have made with the current mold. Then a new mold will be made so that over the next few months your teeth will continue to progress.

In it for the long run

Just like a metal-wire retainer, not wearing your Invisalign as required by your orthodontist can cause your teeth to shift back to their previously crooked state. Your commitment to wearing Invisalign will help maintain your current alignment and form for years and years to come.

However, if your Invisalign starts causing discomfort or pain to your teeth or gums when you slide it in at the end of the day, be sure to meet with your orthodontist.

You might think, where do I get Invisalign? Well, request a free consultation today by calling Carlyle Ortho at (407 )447-9060.