Achieve a Straighter, More Beautiful Smile with Invisalign

There are many great reasons to consider Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces: No bulky metal in your mouth; you can eat whatever you want; and you’ll have so much more free time, when it’s not spent flossing, and flossing, and flossing some more. (Keep in mind, you do still have to floss, but with Invisalign teeth aligners, it won’t take all night.)

Nearly half the population are unhappy with their teeth (48%). With a 96% customer satisfaction rating, more than 1.3 million people in the US have chosen Invisalign over braces. Invisalign offers a clear and easy way to get straighter teeth — but just because it’s easy doesn’t mean there aren’t more than a few best practices to keep in mind.

For an efficient, successful Invisalign experience:

Think ahead.

Though Invisalign is arguably the most comfortable method for teeth straightening, new trays will be tight, and you may feel pressure. This is why it may not be the best idea to apply Invisalign on Monday morning. Try Friday night instead; take a pain reliever, and get some rest. By Saturday, the tightness and pressure will be less prominent, and you’ll better be able to go about your daily routine.

Clean while you eat.

Invisalign aligners should be taken out while you eat, so mealtime is the best time to clean your trays. Soak them in warm water, chow down, and reapply.

Organize, and sterilize.

Throughout the course of your Invisalign treatment, your teeth gradually straighten, and your Gainesville dentist will provide new aligners to fit your changing chompers. Tempted to throw out the old trays? Don’t. You might need them again. Instead, sterilize, label and store them to you’ll be well prepared to achieve straighter teeth.

Step out in front of the camera.

But first… take a selfie! Yes, really. Document your smile as it goes from crooked and cute, to wide and glamorous — with a little help from Invisalign, and the fine dentists at Gainesville Dental Associates.

Don’t leave Invisalign behind.

Traditional metal braces are effective because there’s no way to forget them. They’re stuck; they’re there, and they’re not going anywhere until they’ve done the work they’ve been sent to do, in the time they’ve been allotted to do it.