I have always been one of those people who loves to get out into the world and talk with other people, but a few years ago, I realized that I had to do something about my smile. My teeth were yellow and unattractive, and it was really discouraging to see how much different my smile was. I knew that I needed to get my teeth fixed, so I started working with a professional dentist to make things right. Within a few short months, my smile was completely transformed, and I knew that I owed it all to my dental professional. Check out this blog for more information about working with a dentist.
Invisalign is a great process for straightening out teeth and giving you back a perfect-looking smile and healthy structure that will stay with you for the rest of the life of your natural teeth. However, just like any process, it is important that you stick to the formula and follow the plan to ensure that you get the best results. Sometimes people can come away feeling a little bit underdone by Invisalign, but it is almost invariably because they did not follow the plan as closely as they should have. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when following Invisalign to get the most out of it.
Be Vigilant With Putting Them In After Eating
A great feature that Invisalign offers is the ability to remove them while you eat. Not only does this keep your aligner clean, but it allows you to chomp down, unencumbered by any pesky prosthetics. However, it is so important that once you are done you get those aligners back in as soon as possible. Leaving them out for a few hours, or longer, at a time can add up to several days or even a week over the course of a few months and can extend the longevity of your Invisalign process. Try keeping them near something important so you remember to put them back in.
Keep Up With Your Daily Dental Routine
It is easy to get lazy when you have Invisalign in (with regards to your daily dental routine), but it is vital that you keep up to date with brushing and flossing. Flossing is especially important because you want to make sure that no food has crept into the gaps of your teeth, as this could throw off the work your aligners are meant to be doing. At the end of your time with Invisalign, you don't want to have yellow teeth, so be pragmatic and care about the entirety of the health of your teeth.
Invisalign should be relatively painless and should not feel like it is digging into you or causing you problems in daily life. If it is, then something is amiss with the fitting, and you need to talk to your Invisalign dentist quickly. Don't wait for your next appointment or just put up with the pain, as there could be a mistake that is causing your teeth to mold into a different structure to what you had originally intended. Talk to your dentist, that is what they are there for after all. The quicker you respond, the faster you get back on track.