How To Obtain The Best Outcomes From Your Invisalign® Program

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A unique approach to straightening teeth, Invisalign allows for optimal outcomes significantly faster than traditional braces but without the clunky brackets and painful wire tightening. Frequently known as “invisible braces,” the Invisalign method has been widely used by Dallas, TX adults wanting to improve imperfections or make enhancements to their smiles without looking like their teenagers! However, Invisalign is currently getting more popular with a different group, and young adults are joining the movement to straighten their teeth without the noticeable metal brackets impeding their overall look. Are you considering receiving Invisalign? What could you do in order to receive the absolute most from your Invisalign experience?

At MINT dentistry | Highland Hotel, our professional Invisalign specialists currently perform this advanced solution to align and straighten teeth without the use of classic braces. So, what should you do to achieve optimal results from your Invisalign treatment when attempting to improve your smile? Let's go over the tips and suggestions for Invisalign to make certain you get the best outcome plus an enhanced, alluring smile!

There is no dispute that Invisalign has become more and more popular over the years, with more and more people searching out “invisible braces” in order to alter and enhance their teeth. This new method to discreetly align teeth has also had older adults excited to try it out, and now even younger adults and teens are catching onto the "invisible braces" treatment. The custom-fit aligners have exactly the same goal as classic braces, which is to improve a patient’s smile with more even teeth with the added benefit of Invisalign being removable and taking only half the time of traditional braces. This exciting cosmetic means of improving smiles is catching on, and this is what you may need to know about getting Invisalign at our Dallas, TX office.

You have to wear your aligners as recommended
The trays (or aligners) that are shifting your smile into the correct alignment won't function properly if they're not worn properly. It's been found that individuals who wear their aligners 20 hours or fewer each day have less-than-ideal results, plus it delays the process. Invisalign is generally simpler and much quicker in regard to receiving outcomes (as compared to traditional braces), but individuals must be devoted to using their individualized trays for at least 22 hours a day and the whole 48 hours for the initial two days upon receiving new ones for alterations. Being responsible about wearing the aligners means that your teeth should straighten out per your treatment program and perhaps get done faster than first anticipated.

Stay on your program
Complying with your dentist’s recommendations is a critical part of the Invisalign process. Remaining on schedule, for example, when to switch out your aligners with fresh ones and wearing them in the ideal sequence, is only going to benefit your smile. Letting it work as it's supposed to will help you gain noticeable results effectively. Your dental professional will tell you when it's time to get new aligners, much like the adjustments done with conventional braces, in order to keep the Invisalign process on track and improve the look of your smile. Invisalign aligners have a specific order to follow to make sure your teeth are moving in the right direction. Being on schedule with getting your next pair of aligners in the right order is vital to getting the best outcomes.

Maintain your dental hygiene
Oral hygiene and appropriate care for the trays are an important part of your Invisalign therapy. Brushing and flossing after meals are crucial. The same as with metal braces, you don't want food or debris sitting on your enamel, which may directly lead to tooth decay and inflamed gums. With Invisalign, if you do not floss or brush after each meal, then food particles will remain in your teeth once you put your aligners or trays back in, essentially trapping the particles, which can cause decay. Flossing and brushing once you eat is a crucial factor during the Invisalign process in order to keep the health of your teeth. Also, between your checkup visits, at which you will get a new set of aligners, the current Invisalign trays should be cleaned regularly with mild soap and warm water. You shouldn't use your toothpaste or a toothbrush to cleanse the trays. This can scratch them and won't really ensure they are clean. Washing your Invisalign trays regularly keeps them protected from discoloration so that the “invisible braces” remain invisible!

Permit yourself a period of time to get accustomed
Just like with conventional braces, you'll need an adjustment period to become used to these new trays on your teeth. Initially, it will feel odd or awkward, and you may even encounter slight discomfort, but gradually, your mouth will get used to them. You could also discern a slight alteration in the way you speak or a “lisp” when you first begin using the trays. It is known as the “speech learning curve,” and it could be difficult, but there's no need to get disheartened. Additionally, it does not imply that it's okay to remove them whenever you want to speak! So as to stick with the 22-hour daily commitment, leave them in place to get used to talking. Your mouth should adjust to the trays, and your speech will get better enough that you won't realize you have them in!

Know that you must use a retainer following treatment
Individuals who refuse to wear the retainer after finishing the Invisalign process may as well not even begin the treatment. Like with conventional braces, you'll have to use your retainer during the night once you are done with Invisalign. We provide the first year's worth of retainer appliances included in the overall cost. Individuals who don't stick to using their retainers as directed lose all the progress that has been accomplished, so wearing your retainer and attending your scheduled follow-up appointments with your dentist are crucial to your post-care protocol.

Invisalign is not ideal for everybody
Invisalign is not the most effective choice for everyone. If you have severely crooked teeth or severe malocclusion, conventional braces or surgery may be your only options. Invisalign can treat the most common issues like gaps, minor underbites/overbites, and a few instances of overcrowded teeth; however, it is sometimes not the most suitable choice for complex orthodontic problems. Consulting with one of our Invisalign orthodontics dentists at MINT dentistry | Highland Hotel is your best first step in finding out whether Invisalign is the perfect treatment for your teeth.

If you are interested in aesthetically boosting the look of your smile, then Invisalign from MINT dentistry | Highland Hotel might be your first step! Invisalign is a perfect option for getting a more even, healthier-looking smile without the attention and maintenance that comes with conventional braces — and within a much shorter time. By adhering to these strategies and suggestions, you'll obtain the results that Invisalign can offer, and most people won't notice the appliances making it happen! If you would like to find out if you are a perfect candidate for Invisalign, contact our facility in Dallas, TX to set up a free smile consultation today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.