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Sep 2019

6 tips on making the most from Invisalign

Are you a user of Invisalign? If so, that's great! There are many advantages that it has over traditional metal braces or brackets. Compared to other conventional options, Invisalign is known to be much less painful and noticeable. However, if you don't care for it properly, you may never get that smile you've always wanted. Here are six tips you must remember when using Invisalign:

  1. Clean and floss daily

No matter where you learn about Invisalign, this tip is the most important of them all - rinse and floss after every meal you eat. Most people will brush their teeth after eating, but this sometimes isn't enough. By gargling water, you loosen food particles in your teeth. Flossing helps ups it further by dislodging any particles stuck in between your teeth. Treat your Invisalign as if it were real teeth. Brush it, rinse it, and floss it. The better you are at cleaning it, the more successful your treatment will be. Remember, Invisalign is a plastic aligner and will hold food even after a thorough brushing. It is then vital that you floss and rinse after eating.

  1. Wear the aligners

To get the most out of your aligners, wear them at least 22 hours a day. Only remove the aligners when you're eating, drinking, or playing sports that involve a lot of contacts, such as football. If you still want to wear aligners while playing, buy a mouth guard to protect your aligners and your teeth.

  1. Use chewies

Invisalign will only work if it fits with your teeth. To know if your aligners aren't fitting correctly, feel for air between your teeth and the device. This is where chewies come into play. Chewies acts as a filler between your teeth and the aligners, making sure that it fits properly. Using them several times a day for up to 10 minutes will allow your treatment to work faster.

  1. Change aligners as told

If your orthodontist has scheduled replacements for your aligners, follow it. Don't wait a few days after or before the scheduled date to replace your aligners. Doing so is harmful to your teeth and can delay your treatment.

  1. See your orthodontist regularly

Oral health is essential, and regular visits to your orthodontist will make sure your mouth is in tip-top condition. If you neglect your teeth, you will face many other health problems. The orthodontist will not only clean your mouth for you but will determine if your Invisalign treatment is working or not and will make the necessary adjustments.

  1. Use your retainers

Once done with the treatment, do not ever ignore your retainers. It is very much just as important as the Invisaligners themselves. Keep wearing them every single day until instructed by your orthodontist to wear it at night only. To put it, follow your orthodontist's instructions. It will take you anywhere between six months to a year for the treatment to work. Don't be surprised if you need a new set during the procedure, as it is normal. However, keep in mind that in the end, you'll be able to smile perfectly again. We are rated as one of the best cosmetic dentists in London - get in touch today to see how we can help.


Dec 2021

Case of the Month October 2021- Invisalign, whitening and bonding

Our case of the month for October was a simple yet effective one involving three of our favourite techniques: Invisalign, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding. Crowding of teeth is so common, we would probably say the majority of the population suffer some form of mis alignment of some sort. Luckily, modern day treatments mean that teeth straightening is actually a simply and pain free process. In our case, we used Invisalign Lite which is the 'middle of the road' version which typically takes less than 6 … READ MORE
Sep 2021

Invisalign Lite - a guide to treatment and costs

Invisalign is the world's most well known clear aligner orthodontic treatment. However, not many people know about the history of Invisalign and how it all came about. History of Invisalign Invisalign all started in the mid-90s, when a young Stanford student named Zia Chisti was undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed braces. As a university student, he experienced many of the inconveniences that come with getting braces as a busy adult such as irritation , pain, brackets coming off, sharp wires and nu… READ MORE
Sep 2020

Case of the month August 2020- Invisalign, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding

Time is flying by! Kids are back in school, days are getting shorter but at least the sun is still shining. We have been so busy, that we have not posted our case of the month for August. However, the wait has been well worth it with a superb smile transformation using Invisalign clear braces, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding or teeth bonding. Initially, our patient came to us with quite short, yellow and crowded teeth. The brief was to be as minimal as possible and try to maintain the teeth as much as … READ MORE
Dec 2019

Tips on eating with Invisalign

For many, the Invisalign is a blessing. Not only does it help straighten teeth just as well as traditional braces, but it does so without being noticeable. It also allows the user to remove it before participating in activities such as sports, social occasions or work meetings However, when it comes to eating, it may not be as simple as most Invisalign users think. Need help figuring out what to do and not to do when it comes to eating with Invisalign? Here are five tips to keep in mind: Take It Off Wh… READ MORE


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