Tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Invisalign braces
It isn’t easy seeing perfect smiles on every magazine cover, in every TV show and movie, and in most of your day to day interactions (especially with people that have the good fortune and money to fix any of the smile issues that they may have otherwise been born with) – especially as an adult that isn’t at all excited about the prospect of getting braces just to boost their smile.
No one wants to go through the “brace face” torture as an adult, just the same way that many didn’t want to go through it as a child or teenager. Thankfully, with solutions like Invisalign, you are able to take advantage of corrective solutions to fix your smile without having to walk around with a mouth full of metal.
At the same time, there are definitely things you are going to want to do to improve the overall effectiveness of Invisalign braces. Your orthodontist is going to give you a whole host of details, inside information, and tips and tricks to boost the results into make your life with Invisalign as easy as possible – but we are including some tips and tricks you’ll want to focus on below to help you out as well!
Expect more attachments than you may have seen in the commercial
Obviously, the folks behind Invisalign treatment protocols are going to show you the best possible scenario in all of their marketing and advertising pieces, but you should expect more attachments to be made to your teeth into your smile than these ads might otherwise show.
Some orthodontists are telling patients to expect anywhere between two and 20 different attachments, thankfully these Invisalign attachments are going to be unable colored that stick to your teeth without giving you a funky smile along the way.
Just be prepared for a slightly longer “initial procedure” then you may have expected before.
Keep your Invisalign in for at least 22 hours each day
To get the best and the fastest results possible from your Invisalign installation, you’re going to want to wear your Invisalign braces for at least 22 hours each day – and it’s probably better if you leave your Invisalign braces in ALL day long if at all possible.
You’ll only want to pop your Invisalign braces out during each meal to keep them clean and to protect the Invisalign devices themselves, believing them in for 22 hours a day or more gives you every opportunity to shift and change your teeth as fast as humanly possible.
Give up on lipstick and lipgloss
If you are a lady that loves lipstick and lipgloss, you are in for a little bit of bad news when it comes time to move forward with Invisalign. While you could certainly still get away with wearing lipstick and lipgloss for the most part, it’s really (REALLY) easy to get both of these substances on the Invisalign braces themselves – and that’s when it becomes painfully obvious that you have something on your smile!
Brush your teeth a half a dozen times or more each day
It can be somewhat easy for food and leverage particles to slide behind your Invisalign braces and become trapped between the device and your smile, and if this happens it’s not only going to give you a funky look every time you smile at someone but it’s also going to cause bad breath and can create cavities as well.
It’s a good idea to pop your Invisalign braces out a handful of times each day and give your teeth a quick scrub, while brushing your teeth more thoroughly every morning and every night as you should be doing anyway. This will help you boost the look of your smile while avoiding some of the pitfalls that can come from wearing Invisalign in general.