New Invisalign users are often surprised by how comfortable the aligners are to wear. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are designed to fit your mouth comfortably. In fact, you may even forget that you’re wearing your aligners as you go about your day. Invisalign aligners are also removable, which means that you can easily take them off for meals or to brush and floss.

Here are some helpful tips for you if you just got your Invisalign:

Wear Your Aligner As Much As You Can

Invisalign aligners are removable, so they should be worn as many hours as possible each day. It’s best to wear them for a minimum of 22 hours daily. However, some users find that they are able to sleep in their aligners without any problems.

Soften Your Teeth

Keeping your teeth nice and hydrated will help with the overall effectiveness of your Invisalign aligners. You can do this by drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruit, or chewing sugar-free gum.

Replace Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush should be soft when you begin. We will suggest a soft-bristled brush for your gums and a harder-bristled brush for your teeth.

As you get used to wearing your aligners, you may need to replace your toothbrush more often.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Invisalign users should practice good oral hygiene after they complete their treatments. To enjoy and maintain the smile results, Invisalign users should follow these basic rules of dental hygiene.

Keep Your Invisalign Trays In Place

Make a habit of keeping your Invisalign trays in your mouth for at least 22 hours a day. Keeping them in for at least 22 hours a day keeps the trays properly in place, which is critical for successful treatment. If you remove them before this time, you run the risk of your teeth shifting back out of place or becoming misaligned.

Keep Up Your Appointments

You need to visit your dentist for timely checkups and also get your old aligners replaced with the new ones as per the suggested time period.

If you have questions about whether or not you are wearing your aligners enough, please don’t hesitate to discuss your concerns with a member of our team.

Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

The aligners need to be kept clean, and one of the best ways to do that is to avoid sugary foods and drinks. The aligners need to be kept clean, and one of the best ways to do that is to avoid sugary foods and drinks.


For more information about Invisalign, call (669) 327-5623 or visit Impressions Dentistry at 1325 1st Street, Gilroy, CA 95020.

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