Key Steps for Invisalign Success

invisalignThere are a number of reasons why patients prefer orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. The clear aligners allow patients to undergo treatment without anyone noticing their presence. They are also removable, providing patients with a means to easy oral hygiene and an unobstructed dietary regimen.

Invisalign uses powerful technology, including computer modeling and computer-assisted manufacturing, to gradually and precisely align your teeth. However, as with all orthodontic treatment, the patient plays a key role in the process. Your level of commitment to your treatment can affect the quality and timeliness of your results. As convenient as Invisalign may be, we still advise patients to adhere to a few simple suggestions that can facilitate care and provide optimal treatment results. For proper orthodontic correction to take place, we will recommend that you do the following:

Wear Your Aligners
The length of treatment varies case by case, but in order to stay on track with your treatment length, the aligners must be worn a minimum of 22 hours a day! This is the biggest factor in how successful your treatment is going to be and how gorgeous your smile will turn out at the end of your orthodontic treatment.

Keep Your Teeth And Aligners Clean
Similar to traditional braces, excellent oral hygiene is very important during treatment with Invisalign. Proper brushing and flossing will ensure your teeth and gums stay as healthy as possible when they are moving, but with Invisalign you must remember to brush and rinse your aligners as well. Healthy teeth and gums ensure that your smile comes out as beautiful as possible.

Visit Your Orthodontist
Although Invisalign treatment is fairly straightforward, you will still need to visit your orthodontist regularly to chart your progress. These visits allow your orthodontist to update or change your treatment if needed, so even if you feel like you are doing great, do not skip your regular appointment.

Schedule An Appointment
To learn more about Invisalign, contact our office today by calling 203-292-6644.