Getting drastic orthodontic treatment to better your smile can be an exciting time. Whether you choose to go the traditional route or the new modern route, braces can be a life-changing treatment. If you do choose to get Invisalign in Yorktown Heights, NY, we have compiled a comprehensive list of tips for getting the most out of your Invisalign treatment. One of the draws to start Invisalign treatment near you is that it is fast and simple. We at Maple Hill Dentistry in Yorktown Heights, NY, strive to make sure that our patients choose the best treatment options for them and their circumstances. Let’s take a look at some of these tips.
Flossing is important whether or not you have Invisalign aligners in your mouth, but even more so when you do. Flossing ensures that your teeth are kept clean and that the space in between your teeth is free of any debris while eating. The normal mouth, without plastic aligners inside, can usually be flushed out and cleanse by saliva. However, the plastic aligner inhibits saliva from touching your teeth making it harder for them to be cleaned.
Towards the beginning of your treatment, our dentist will advise that you keep your Invisalign aligners in for a full 48 hours. This is only to begin, allowing your mouth to adjust to the feeling and pressure of the aligners being in your mouth. These first 48 hours are pivotal in the success of your treatment.
It is extremely important that you wear your aligners for the recommended 22 hours a day. If you do have a special occasion or a reason for taking out your liners, it is important that you time it just right so that the remaining 22 hours of the day are filled with wearing your aligners. This 22 hour. Each day ensures that your treatment is on the right time track and you can get them out as soon as possible.
It may feel weird at the beginning of your treatment, but all of us here at our office promise that you’ll get used to it in due time. If you would like more information about Invisalign, feel free to give our office a call at the time that is most convenient to you.