You Wear It, It Works

If You Don’t, It Won’t!

Here are some things to remember in order to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment.

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How Often to Wear Them

It's important that you wear your Invisalign aligners for 22 hours a day.

Only remove them when you are eating or brushing your teeth.

Your customized treatment plan created by Dr. Juan calls for you to switch your aligners every 7 days.

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Stay on track!

It is a good idea to enter the dates you change aligners into your calendar.

How to read your aligners

Each set comes in a pack that is numbered, starting at #1.

Each aligner is indicated with a number.

Keep Your Aligners Clean

To clean your aligners, use cool water and a toothbrush, especially after each meal.

Only drink cold water with your aligners in!
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Woman putting in Invisalign aligner

Placing Your Aligners

When putting in your aligners, line up the tray to your teeth the best you can and gently push on the front teeth first, working your way around all of the teeth.

Never be too forceful or bite them into place. Realign and try again if it will not push in all the way.

Chewies

Chewies are small and reusable rubberized cotton rolls that are to be used every night for about 5 minutes.

When starting your new aligner, bite on the chewy in several different areas, to help fully seat your aligner.

This helps keep your teeth tracking in the aligners.

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Removing Your Aligners

When removing, release the aligner off of the very last molar first on both sides and then work your way toward the front.

Think of it as peeling an orange.

Athletic Mouthguard

If a mouthguard is needed for contact sports, make sure to use an orthodontic mouthguard (made for braces) and keep your aligners in while wearing it.

No true emergencies

There are no true emergencies in orthodontics! If an attachment breaks, or an aligner is broken or lost, no worries! Give us a call and we can help you.

Other Tips for your aligners

If an attachment falls off, use your chewies in the area it broke and we can fix it at your next appointment.
If there is a rough edge on your aligner, simply smooth down the edge using a nail file.
It is normal for your teeth to feel loose during treatment.
Tooth soreness is normal when moving teeth. If this happens, an over the counter pain reliever can be taken as needed.
Remember: If it’s not in your mouth, it’s in your case!

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If you have any additional questions about your Invisalign treatment, please don’t hesitate to call or text us.

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