4 Tips for Successful Invisalign Treatment

November 13, 2012
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Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that helps you achieve a straight and beautiful smile in an inconspicuous way. Though wearing Invisalign is easy, there are still steps you need to take to ensure your treatment will be successful:

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Follow Recommended Wear
In order to achieve optimal results from Invisalign, you need to wear your aligners at least 22 hours per day. Keep in mind the beautiful smile you want to achieve every time you put in your aligners—this will help you stay motivated during treatment!

Take Care of Your Teeth
Invisalign is unique in that you can remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth to prevent cavities—so make sure that you do! Ignoring your dental health can have implications down the road that may tarnish the smile you’re working toward today.

Take Care of Your Aligners
In addition to caring for your teeth, you need to care for your Invisalign aligners . If you play sports, be sure to take your aligners out and store them safely. After the game, replace aligners immediately. You should also take out your aligners to eat and clean your teeth. When you are not wearing your aligners, store them is a safe place.

Visit Your Orthodontist
Although Invisalign treatment is fairly straightforward, you’ll still need to visit your orthodontist regularly to chart your progress. These visits allow your orthodontist to update or change your treatment if needed, so even if you feel like you’re doing great, don’t skip your regular appointment. Your orthodontist will also provide you with new sets of aligners every few weeks.

Talk with Dr. David Seligman of Seligman Orthodontics on Park Avenue to learn more about Invisalign. This invisible orthodontic treatment can help you smile with renewed confidence—even while you’re wearing it! Get more information on our website or by calling us at (646) 681-8516.

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