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Life With Invisalign®

GENERAL CARE INSTRUCTION

  • For the first few days, speaking might be different with the aligners on. 
  • To learn how to speak with them, talk more ;) or read aloud. 
  • Wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day.
  • Wear each set of aligners for two weeks, unless otherwise instructed. 
  • Always save your last set of aligners when you upgrade to the next one. 
  • You may feel pressure or soreness on some of your teeth each time you wear the new set of aligners.
  • The pressure may last for a few days. Please refer to Emergency Care to learn more about how to manage discomfort. 
  • If you need to smooth any edges of your Invisalign tray because it is not comfortable, you can do so with a nail file exactly like the video below.
  • Take your aligners out for eating, brushing and flossing.
  • We recommend taking your aligners out for drinking most beverages, otherwise you might take the following risks:
  1. Distorting your aligner by hot drinks.
  2. Damaging your teeth by acidic drinks such as soda, orange juice and wine. 
  3. Staining your aligner by coffee, tea or soda
  4. Cavities by sugary drinks such as fruit juice
  • If you cannot take your aligners out for drinking it is better to drink by straw and rinse your mouth and your aligners right after. 
  • You don’t need to rinse your mouth after drinking water. 
  • Always keep your aligners in their case whenever they are not in your mouth. 
  • Keep your aligners out of reach of your pets. They love to chew on them!
  • Invisalign aligners are breakable, so be careful with them if they are not in your mouth. 
  • If you misplace, break or lose your current aligner, try to fit your next set of aligners. If they don’t fit, wear your previous and call us. 
  • Do not leave aligners in the car because the heat may distort the aligner.
  • Losing your attachments is not an emergency. Just keep your next appointment. We may or may not replace it on your next visit. 

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CLEANING INSTRUCTION

  • Brushing will remove plaque and eliminate odors.
  • Brush your aligners at least once a day. 
  • Use a soft brush and liquid soap. 
  • Do not use toothpaste on your aligner. Micro scratches caused by toothpaste will stain your aligner. 
  • Rinse them thoroughly with warm but not hot water. 
  • Efferdent®, Retainer Brite® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used, but they do not take the place of brushing.
  • Never put them in a dishwasher.
  • Never use any bleaching detergent.

We look forward to being a part of your wonderful, life-changing experience.

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