July 7, 2019
You’re about to have your teeth straightened with Invisalign in Richardson, and you couldn’t be happier. Not only will your smile be straighter and healthier in no time at all, but the best part is that no one has to know you’re being treated because of the clear, plastic aligners! But do you know what the requirements are to have a successful treatment with Invisalign? Are you ready for the commitment? Here are 4 things you should know before straightening your teeth with Invisalign.
To Wear Them is To Have a Successful Treatment
When wearing Invisalign, your dentist will recommend that you wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours each day. The only time you should take them out is when you are eating, drinking, or cleaning them.
Carrying a Toothbrush Will Help Keep Them Clean
While wearing your aligners, you’ll notice that it is necessary to brush your teeth after you eat or drink. This is because food particles and bacteria can develop in your mouth while you eat, and you certainly don’t want that transferring to your aligners. Keep your mouth clean by carrying a travel-size toothbrush and cleaning your mouth after every meal.
Use Clear Soap and Save on Toothpaste
When cleaning your aligners, you don’t need all the expensive products to keep them clean. In fact, you can even save some money because you won’t be using your toothpaste! Clear soap or a mild detergent is great for cleaning your aligners.
It’s a Worthwhile Treatment
As a patient wearing Invisalign, there will be a few tips and techniques you’ll need to learn for you to become used to your braces. By the time you’re finished with treatment, you’ll be so satisfied with the results, you’ll have forgotten all about trading that morning coffee in for a glass of water.
Most patients who are looking to straighten their teeth without metal braces have great success with Invisalign. Trust that you are making the right decision and a quality investment in your smile. When you see just how straight your smile can be, you’ll be recommending Invisalign to everyone you know.
About the Practice
Dr. Tom McDougal and Dr. Chris Richards are dedicated dental professionals who strive to offer each patient the highest level of care and compassion. Whether it is a missing tooth in need of a dental implant or crooked teeth that can be treated with Invisalign, Dr. McDougal and Dr. Richards are here to ensure you leave with a happier, healthier smile. To learn more about our services, or to find out how you can straighten your teeth with Invisalign, contact us at (972) 231-5376.
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