Tips for successful dental alignment straightening with Invisalign


More than 13 million people have used Invisalign London to help correct their smiles across the world. If you are about to start straightening your teeth with Invisalign London, then read on to find out how you can achieve maximum results. Once you receive your aligners, you can start with the treatment immediately. You can visit your dentist for an initial fitting, where you will be given small attachments that are attached to the front of your teeth to hold the aligners in place firmly and securely for better movement of the teeth.

Compliance is key

One of the main factors for successfully straightening your teeth with Invisalign is compliance. You have to make sure that you have the aligners in your mouth for approximately 22 hours a day. This means you have to make the best of the two hours that you spend not wearing your aligners. You need to spread it out so that you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner within these two hours. Setting a timer on your phone will tell you accurately how long you have had the aligners out of your mouth. Why not try half an hour for breakfast, half an hour at lunchtime and an hour at dinner time if dinner is the main meal of your day? If you prefer to spend longer at lunch, then you can change this accordingly. During this time, you will need to eat your breakfast, lunch or dinner, have a drink and brush your teeth thoroughly as well as floss between the teeth to remove any lingering food particles and rinse your mouth before putting your aligners back in.

Cleaning your aligners

Whilst you enjoy your food and drink, your aligners can soak in a cleaning solution, or you can brush them with a soft toothbrush and ordinary toothpaste, washing them before putting them back in your mouth. The longer you can wear your aligners, the better results that you will achieve. They must stay in your mouth whilst you sleep at night; if you forget, this can affect the treatment time, and you will need more aligners to complete the procedure.

Looking after your aligners


To look after your aligners, you must not drink anything other than water when the aligners are in your mouth. Some dentists even recommend that you take your aligners out for a glass of water. If you do drink anything else, there is a chance of damaging your aligners or the drink getting between the aligner and your teeth, causing tooth decay. The aligners can also become easily stained; if this happens, they will not be as discreet when you wear them.

Keep your aligners safe!

When you take them out of your mouth, you must keep the aligners in their case because you do not want to damage your aligners or lose them either! Keep your aligners, even after you move on to the next one in the series, just in case you lose one; you can wear your previous one until you receive a replacement. Speak to your dentist and find out more tips to ensure that you achieve a beautiful smile with Invisalign.

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