4 Mind-Blowing Invisalign® Tricks & Tips

December 21, 2023 3:52 pm
Have you ever dreamed of having a beautiful, straight, healthy smile but felt like traditional braces just weren’t for you? You’re not alone. More and more patients who want to correct bite issues or straighten teeth are turning to Invisalign®, the clear aligner system that works in incognito mode. 
However, did you know there are little tricks and tips you can use with Invisalign to make treatment more pleasant? For this blog post, Laredo Orthodontics has collected our top four mind-blowing Invisalign tricks and techniques directly from our knowledgeable Laredo orthodontists that will leave your jaw on the floor and your smile straight in no time. 
  1. Say Goodbye to Gum

    Did you recently get Invisalign braces and find yourself craving your favorite bubble gum?  As much as you may love a good chew, it’s important to put the gum away unless you take out your aligners. The reason being is that gum can stick to your trays and create problems with your treatment. Imagine trying to brush sticky bubblegum off of your clear aligners! It’s not only messy but can warp the trays or even damage your teeth. As tempting as that stick of gum may be, it’s essential to resist the urge and stick to an orthodontic-friendly options that will keep your Invisalign treatment on track.
  2. Swap Before Bed

    As many of us know, adjusting to new Invisalign trays can be a bit of a learning curve. However, we advise switching to your new aligners before you hit the hay! It might seem like a small change, but it can make a big difference. When you wear your new aligners for a solid 8 hours while you sleep, you give your teeth the chance to shift into their new position without any interruptions. That means you’ll be on track to achieving your dream smile faster than ever before! 
  3. Soak During Mealtimes

    If you’re an Invisalign wearer, keeping your trays clean and fresh can be a bit of a challenge. That’s why we’ve got a little hack for you to make things easier: soak your aligners in solution while you’re chowing down. Not only will this keep your aligners in top shape, but it’ll also help you brush off any excess build-up that may have accumulated throughout the day. Next time you sit down for a meal, give your aligners a nice soak and enjoy a minty fresh smile for dessert.
  4. Not Just for Nails

    We’ll be the first to admit that it’s not all smooth sailing with clear aligners. One of the most common issues we hear about is occasional unexpected sharp spots on new aligners. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix! Investing in a brand-new nail file can eliminate these sharp spots and make wearing your aligners much more comfortable.

Find Out If Invisalign Works for You

With all of the amazing benefits you can get from Invisalign, it is no wonder that so many are considering this type of orthodontic treatment. If you’re interested in seeing if Invisalign could work for you, scheduling a consultation with a qualified orthodontist is key. So why not give it a try and book a free consultation at Laredo Orthodontics? Your future self (and your teeth) will thank you!

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