Have you decided to improve the function, health and appearance of your smile with Invisalign in Scottsdale, AZ? At Mercado Dental Care we are proud to offer Invisalign and think that education is an important part of achieving optimal results. Today, we’re discussing Invisalign and the best way to get maximum results.
Although Invisalign can be removed, we recommend that you wear them a minimum of 22 hours each day. The first 48 hours of your new aligners, we recommend wearing them every minute possible. It is also important to pay attention to your directions and to switch your aligners when you are supposed to and making sure you are wearing the appropriate aligner. Worn incorrectly, Invisalign treatment can be less effective and take longer.
Even though Invisalign aligners are designed to be virtually invisible, overtime without being properly cleaned, Invisalign braces can actually become stained. We recommend cleaning your aligners before you put them in each time and everytime you clean your smile.
Along with cleaning your aligners, it is important to also make sure you are performing proper at home dental care. Any debris, bacteria and plaque left on your smile can actually damage and stain your aligners, making treatment more noticeable and less effective.
At Mercado Dental Care, we often see patients that have misplaced or lost their aligners. Losing an aligner means you aren’t wearing Invisalign properly, which could actually result in your teeth rebounding back into their original position. We recommend always storing your aligners in their supplied case if they are not currently treating your smile.
Think that Invisalign treatment in Scottsdale, AZ might be the right option for you? Schedule your appointment with Mercado Dental Care today! We’d be happy to evaluate your smile to determine if our clear braces in Scottsdale are right for you.