- You really do have to wear them.
Yes, you can take the aligner trays out at any time, but you do have to wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results. That means you might have to cut down the amount of time you spend savoring your breakfast, lunch, and dinner! It’s a big commitment for sure, but keep the end goal in mind.
- You won’t be able to see them, but you might hear them.
A major advantage to invisible braces is that no one will be able to see that you’re wearing them. However, you will most likely develop a lisp while your mouth gets used to the aligners. Don’t worry – this will go away in time!
- You won’t leave the house without your travel toothbrush.
You’ll need to use your travel toothbrush and toothpaste in between meals to ensure your mouth stays clean and fresh. On average, you’ll be brushing your teeth at least 21 times in a week, so it would be a good idea to invest in a few!
- Don’t clean your aligners with toothpaste.
The last thing you want is a murky, yellow Invisalign tray. This can happen if you don’t brush your teeth after your meals, but also because you’re washing your trays with toothpaste. You might think that this is how they should be cleaned, but toothpaste actually contains ingredients that can cause build up and odor. Stick to a mind detergent or soap instead.
- It’s 100% worth it!
While having braces will also cause some changes in your lifestyle, Invisalign is the least invasive and most modern option. Compared to traditional metal braces, the advantages of the new alternative are priceless. Your teeth will no longer bother you, and you’ll have a new smile that you can finally be confident to show off.