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Tips for Proper Home Care for Invisalign

April 13, 2021
Posted By: Tysons Dentistry
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Invisalign is the industry leader in clear orthodontics, offering a discreet and comfortable tooth straightening treatment.

If you’re considering Invisalign in Vienna, VA, you may be interested in learning all about the system, including how it works, whether you’re a good candidate, and how to care for your aligners properly.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign consists of clear plastic aligners that you can remove when eating, brushing, and flossing. This makes them different than traditional fixed braces made of wires and brackets.

Clear braces in Vienna, VA are customized to your smile and move your teeth into the desired positions across the treatment timeline. Your success depends on moving on to the next aligner in your kit every few weeks according to your dentist’s schedule. Across the weeks, you’ll notice your teeth moving into position.

Learning Whether You’re a Good Candidate

Your Vienna, VA dentist has a consultation with you to discuss your smile objectives and check your teeth and gums to make sure Invisalign will produce the desired results.

Invisalign may correct bite issues, including an underbite, overbite, crossbite. It is also used to straighten crooked, overlapping, and twisted teeth.

Your dentist can assess whether the system will work based on the state of your smile at consultation. We also let you know how long treatment will last, and the timeline is based on the complexity of your case.

Taking Care of Invisalign Aligners

Once you take your aligners home, you want to care for them properly. Your dentist will provide specific instructions, but general upkeep includes:

  • Gently cleaning and rinsing your aligner with room temperature water
  • Storing your aligner in the proper case
  • Not eating with your aligner in
  • Continuing to brush and floss your teeth twice daily

If you notice anything unusual—a sore spot, for example—be sure to contact your Invisalign dentist in Vienna, VA.

Enjoy a Straight and Healthy Smile with Invisalign

We invite you to schedule a consultation for Invisalign today. And always contact us if you have any questions.

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