A guide to wearing invisible aligners

When you have attended a consultation with your dentist about having invisible aligners fitted, you will be assessed for suitability based on your oral health and the position of your teeth. If you have a mild to moderate case of dental misalignment at the front of your mouth, you will likely be given the green light to go ahead with your treatment with invisible aligners, which is a great way to straighten your teeth as they are visually discreet and exceedingly comfortable to wear for many.

But what exactly is involved in the daily wearing of Invisalign Weybridge and how can you ensure that you get the most from this treatment? Read on for some tips on how to wear this aligner successfully.

Keep them in

This particular brand of invisible aligner is removable, meaning it can be ever so tempting to take it out. But for it to work effectively, you will need to wear the aligner for around 22 hours per day or as dictated by your dental team. If you do not adhere to the advice of your dental team, you may find that your teeth begin to revert and the realignment process slows altogether.

Ensure they are clean

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As the aligner is tightly fitted to your gums, you will want to ensure that it is clean and free from debris. This will be essential to prevent tooth decay and gum disease from occurring whilst you were using the aligner. Luckily, as it is a plastic tray, it is not hard to clean. You simply rinse it under a cold water tap as needed and if there is any debris on it, you can remove it with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Prevent warping

There are many ways for this aligner to warp out of shape, one of them is when you are attempting to clean it and you put it in hot or warm water. While it is sturdy enough to move your teeth, it cannot handle excessive temperatures and should this happen, you will need to order a replacement aligner. Another way that it can warp out of shape is if it is placed into a coat or a bag when it is not being worn, which can apply pressure to the aligner. For this aligner to work effectively, it needs to be in its original shape so be sure to keep it safe.

Order replacements if needed

If throughout your day you lose the aligner or it has become damaged, you will need to order a replacement from your dentist. Do not skip to the next one in the sequence as this can cause issues with the realignment process. Please note that any additional alliance may be charged.

Download the app!

To assess that this process is working correctly, you will need to stay in regular contact with your dental team; this can be done via a downloadable app. This will enable you to send weekly selfies to your dentist or orthodontist, so they can assess whether or not the treatment is working as planned.

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