8 Things You Cannot Do With Invisalign

8 Things You Cannot Do With InvisalignInvisalign are transparent orthodontic devices used to straighten teeth. Wearing Invisalign is far more comfortable than wearing conventional braces. This is because they are made of flexible plastic material instead of metal wires and brackets. They fit perfectly against the teeth since each patient’s Invisalign aligners are customized.

Invisalign Care

Clear aligners must be properly cared for in order for them to be effective. Here are 8 things you should avoid doing while undergoing Invisalign braces treatment.

1. Don’t let your Invisalign aligners get dirty

To keep your clear aligners clean, it’s crucial to soak them in Invisalign cleaning crystals every day. Additionally, you must take out your Invisalign aligners before consuming any food or drinks other than water. High pigmented beverages like coffee, red wine, and tea can leave stains on your clear aligners. Before putting on your aligners, clean your mouth with water.

2. Don’t rush the Invisalign treatment

Invisalign clear aligners straighten the teeth by exerting pressure on them. Normally, this procedure takes six to twelve months or longer. This means that the teeth will shift slowly and gently. Rushing your treatment might cause dental resorption, which eventually weakens the teeth and raises the possibility that they will fall out. Therefore, it’s crucial to be patient and follow the Invisalign treatment plan.

3. Don’t break your Invisalign clear aligners

You can prevent damaging your aligners by following proper Invisalign care. Your transparent aligners must be handled with care because if you take them out too quickly, they could break or get scratched. Moreover, you must not use your tongue to inspect the edges of the aligners since you risk scratching your tongue.

4. Don’t wear your Invisalign aligners while eating

No matter if it’s a small snack or a big meal, you must always remove your Invisalign aligners before you eat. This is because chewing and biting exert pressure that aligners are unable to bear. You run the risk of damaging your clear aligners and delaying your treatment if you don’t take your aligners out before eating. Avoiding foods that are hard, crunchy, or sticky is still advised. Raw carrots, almonds, caramels, jelly beans, licorice, popcorn, and sour candies are among the foods to avoid with Invisalign.

5. Don’t leave your Invisalign trays out

Some patients find it more convenient to keep their aligners in their pockets or wrap them in a napkin. However, it is essential to keep your aligners in their case when not in use. Your aligners are better protected and are less likely to be damaged when they are kept in their proper case. You will need to purchase replacements if you frequently lose or break your aligners, which could cause a delay in the completion of your treatment.

6. Don’t forget to wear your Invisalign aligners

For optimal results, wear your aligners for roughly 22 hours each day. Your treatment will be delayed if you don’t wear your aligners for no more than two hours every day. Treatment with Invisalign typically takes six to twelve months; thus, your treatment time may extend if you neglect to wear your aligners.

7. Don’t forget to rinse your Invisalign trays

The simplest method for cleaning Invisalign is to soak them daily in either denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals. Invisalign aligners can also be cleaned with a toothbrush and then washed in clear liquid soap. Moreover, you can use white vinegar since it cleans your clear aligners by removing plaque and bacteria and at the same time, deodorizes them.

8. Don’t skip wearing your Invisalign retainer

You must use a retainer after completing your Invisalign treatment to preserve your new teeth alignment. Retainers are specialized orthodontic appliances that hold teeth in place and are typically worn after orthodontic treatment. Generally, they are made of wires or transparent plastic. Your teeth will move back to their original positions if you don’t wear your retainers after getting Invisalign.


Dr. Michael Ayzin at Finest Dentistry can help you with Invisalign treatment.

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