Want to learn some tips to help with Invisalign treatment? Top tricks from Clear Braces Direct
When you decide to undertake adult orthodontic treatment, it is likely that you will have questions.
While a quick internet search can provide you with answers in relation to things like the fitting, the aftercare and even how to handle the discomfort that may arise, there are few articles which address how wearing an invisible brace will impact on your day-to-day life. And, as any former Invisalign patient will tell you, it will.
Having a removable brace in your mouth may seem ideal to many people, but with this additional convenient feature comes a whole array of tricks and tips that you will need to help you adapt and cope throughout the treatment. Indeed, you cannot expect to simply pop the braces in as and when and expect them to work, so when you are given the all green for treatment with Invisalign, you need to know some tricks to make the process go smoothly.
At Clear Braces Direct in London, our team specialises in treating patients with Invisalign and can, therefore, answer any questions that you may have which relate to the treatment, the wearing and of course, the aftercare. Our team has helped over 5,000 patients get through the Invisalign treatment to get their desired smile, so we know a few things that will keep the process simple!
So, what are some hints to make those first 2 weeks wearing Invisalign easier? Our team at Clear Braces Direct in London has the following tips.
Carry a toothbrush
OK, so tip number one from our team at Clear Braces Direct in London is to invest in a travel-sized toothbrush.
When you wear Invisalign, you will need to remove the brace when you eat food and, if you travel a lot, you will need to remove any residue before you pop the brace back in. Enter the travel toothbrush!
This will stop food being pressed against your teeth and gums, which in turn, will prevent inflammatory issues like gum disease and tooth decay.
No hot water
Cleaning your braces is important for their upkeep.
Even if you have a stubborn stain on the retainer, do not use hot water to remove it! As these retainers are made from plastic, soaking them in hot water may cause their customised shape to warp, which will obviously render them useless and waste money.
Keep them in the case
When you begin treatment, you will be given a carry case. If the braces are not in your mouth, keep them in the case to prevent them from getting broken.
Sore spots on your tongue caused by frequent rubbing? Ask our team for some dental wax to smooth the sharper edges and invest in anti-inflammatory mouthwash.
Stick with it
Many patients are initially shocked by how complicated this brace seems to be to maintain. Our team’s advice is to stick with it; once you make it past the first few weeks, the process will be second nature and the benefits will begin to show. Brilliant!