Did you begin Invisalign treatment with great hope and excitement? Have you found during a visit or two that we discover you are not making the predicted progress with your aligner trays? If you follow our instructions, the results will come as expected. However, if you become somewhat lax or attempt to cut a corner here and there, you will eventually find that you are not getting much closer to the end goal of a beautiful, aligned smile. Allow us to offer some helpful advice regarding how to ensure your treatment is smooth and successful.
Stop Saying, “Just This One Time”
Have you ever said to yourself, “Just this one time” in reference to something regarding your Invisalign treatment? For instance, did you leave your aligner trays in the bathroom, crawl into bed, and then (realizing you weren’t wearing them) gave yourself permission to sleep without them for just one night? Perhaps you went on a date or an outing and decided to skip wearing them for just a single day. These types of decisions (particularly when they end up happening twice, three times, and then several) can negatively affect the treatment.
Pay Attention To The Details
When we say you should wear your Invisalign treatment trays for 20 to 22 hours every single day, stick to this with great commitment. If it’s time to switch to your next set of trays, don’t delay! When it comes to keeping your Invisalign trays in good shape by removing them when you eat and cleaning them according to our suggestions, take this to heart. The more closely you follow all the tiny details, the easier it is to ensure your trays will work their best and that the system will efficiently and effectively align your teeth without and holdups.