• You are to wear your Invisalign aligners at all times with the exception of eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
• Aim for 22 hours of wear per day.
• Change your aligners every two weeks. A small calender with dates marked on it with aligner number would be a great reminder.
After brushing your teeth in the morning and at night, brush your Invisalign aligners with your toothbrush and toothpaste, then rinse under water. It is important that you brush your teeth after each meal and prior to re-inserting your aligners to maintain necessary hygiene.
Remove your aligners eating and drinking anything except water. Keeping aligners on while drinking may stain them and you may risk decay from drinking fluids with sugar in them.
We discourage smoking while wearing aligners because it is possible for the aligners to become discolored.
There will be initial discomfort after each aligner is inserted as some pressure is required to achieve. This should ease after a maximum of two to three days, keeping in mind every patient is different. We recommend keeping pain relief on hand throughout the treatment to help relieve discomfort.
There is hardly any speech impairment with Invisalign. It may occur in some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp or minor speech impediment caused by the aligners should disappear.
As per your Invisalign aligner’s schedule it is your responsibility to follow your schedule at home with regards to changing your aligners on specified dates. There will be regular appointments to visit us so progress can be monitored and next stage aligners given. It is important to keep your Invisalign appointments so that the treatment moves as quickly as possible and next aligners are given at the appropriate time. Overseas patients keep sending their photographs of teeth through mail to us to check the progress. We at Faces n Smiles dental, give a small training to patients to click the good quality photos of teeth required to see the progress.
It’s a very rare situation that aligner is lost by the patient or it breaks. Immediately contact Faces n Smiles dental staff if this happens. Resume wearing previous aligners until we advise you otherwise. If the next number aligner is due in 2-3 days, you may go to your next aligner. If you have just started wearing the current stage aligner and you loose it, it will be replaced by a new one with some extra charges on order by the doctor. It may take two to three weeks to get the new aligner from Invisalign, USA. So keep wearing the previous aligner until you receive it.