Adjusting to Life With Invisalign

Adjusting to Life With Invisalign
Posted on 08/16/2021

Receiving orthodontic treatment can take some time adjusting. If you have never had braces or orthodontic work done, the feeling of having something in your mouth 24/7 can feel weird. However, the results are worth it! Dr. John Dorsch and Creekwood Orthodontics wants everyone to feel comfortable with their treatment. One of the most popular and convenient options for people is Invisalign - and for good reason! Invisalign is a clear aligner that allows you to straighten your teeth, all without the look of braces. And even though they can be more comfortable than wearing braces, it still does take time to adjust to them. Here is what to expect once you get Invisalign.

Life With Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic appliances on the market right now. And while it is a great option for many, there are still some adjustments you’ll have to make in your lifestyle once you get them. But don’t worry, we have tips that will help once you receive your first tray.

  • Expect Some Pressure- Invisalign works by applying gentle pressure to your teeth so that your teeth can shift. Dr. Dorsch recommends Tylenol to relieve any pain you may be experiencing.
  • Prioritize Oral Hygiene- One of the most important components of Invisalign treatment is to make sure your aligners are clean. Every night, give your aligner a thorough cleaning by soaking them in a denture-cleaning solution and brush away any plaque or food particles stuck inside. Be sure to also keep up your oral hygiene routine by brushing and flossing every day.
  • Wear Your Aligners as Much as Possible- For Invisalign to be effective (and to get the results you want), you’ll need to wear your aligners as much as you can. This requires discipline that may be hard to adjust to, such as planning your meals accordingly so that you don’t forget to put your aligners back in. Fortunately, there are apps for your smartphone that can help you track how many hours you have worn your aligners.
  • Store Them in a Case- It may be a good idea to keep multiple appliance cases for your aligners. You can have one for work and one for home so that you always have a clean and safe place to store your aligners. When out in public, try not to place them on napkins or anything that could be easily looked over and thrown away. By losing an Invisalign tray, you risk setting back your treatment.

Get Invisalign With Us!

If you feel that Invisalign is a good fit for you and your lifestyle, schedule a consultation with us today! Dr. John Dorsch and Creekwood Orthodontics provides customized treatments that work just for you and your needs. Invisalign is a great option for anyone who needs to straighten their teeth but who doesn’t want the look of braces. We are proud to serve the Kansas City area community. We can’t wait to see your smile!