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Tips for New Invisalign Patients

Tips for New Invisalign Patients

Invisalign can treat many common dental issues, including crowded teeth, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, protruding teeth, and overbites or underbites. In some cases, it can also be used to correct minor bite issues. If you have any of these issues and have opted to choose Invisalign, then here are some tips for you!

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Once you’ve received your Invisalign aligners and are ready to begin your treatment, you will need to be diligent about maintaining your oral hygiene habits. Braces make it more difficult to brush and floss your teeth, and Invisalign is no exception.

Make sure to brush and floss after every meal. In addition, rinse your mouth out with water after you eat. This will help you remove any food particles or debris that might be stuck in your teeth.

Wearing Your Aligners as Directed

Invisalign patients should wear their aligners for 20-22 hours per day. If you take them out for any reason, it will extend the treatment time.

It can take a few days to acclimate to a new set of aligners. If you don’t feel comfortable, don’t panic! Simply let us know. We may recommend starting more slowly or adjusting how you’re wearing your aligners.

Avoiding Certain Foods and Drinks

During Invisalign treatment, it’s important to avoid any foods or drinks that are too sugary, acidic, or hot. This also includes chewing gum. The aligners can stain easily, so you should avoid dark-colored foods and beverages.

Avoiding Tobacco and Smoking

Tobacco use and smoking can increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Tobacco use can also stain your teeth and leave them looking brown or yellow.

Making Your Dental Appointments

You’ll want to make sure you keep up with your dental appointments when you’re wearing Invisalign. If your dentist prescribes a cleaning for every 6 months, for example, you’ll need to make sure it gets done. Your Invisalign aligners need to be cleaned, too.

By making your cleanings a priority, you won’t have to worry about any lingering bacteria or plaque. This will keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Pharr Road Dentistry is equipped with the latest technologies and efficient dentists who offer the best dental care facilities to patients. Call 404.383.9290 and book an appointment with the Dentist in Atlanta, GA, to learn more about dental care services and to receive a complete dental checkup for you and your family. 

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