First up, smoking is a big no-no with Invisalign. The smoke can stain your aligners, and remember, the whole point of Invisalign is to keep things invisible!
Plus, we don’t have to tell you how harmful smoking is. It can severely damage your health, teeth and gums, which would defeat the purpose of any orthodontic treatment.
Keep your Drinks Clear
Another tip while using Invisalign is to drink only water when your aligners are in. Colored drinks can also stain your aligners and even lead to tooth decay.
Remember, water is your best friend during this treatment!
Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks
It’s also crucial that you avoid eating or drinking hot or staining food & drinks to keep your aligners clear and clean. That means coffee, tea, and red wine should be consumed cautiously.
Also, hot substances might warp the shape of your aligners. Take your aligners out before these meals to keep them in tip-top shape!
Don’t Neglect Daily Cleaning
You must keep your aligners clean by brushing them daily. The plaque buildup can make your teeth look dirty and even cause bad breath. It may also lead to tooth decay.
Also, remember not to use hot water while cleaning the Invisalign trays, as it might warp them. Use lukewarm water instead.
Patience is Key
Finally, don’t rush the treatment or try to bend or break the aligners by force. They’re designed to move your teeth slowly and safely. Patience really is key here.
It might be tempting to speed up the process, but it’s important to let the aligners do their job at their own pace.
Invisalign is an excellent option for straightening your teeth in comfort and discretion. By keeping these dos and don’ts in mind, you’ll be well on your way to that perfect smile!