Orthodontic treatment can sometimes feel like a never-ending process. Even with alternative solutions like Invisalign, it may seem like your journey to a straighter smile will last forever. Well, we’ve got some good news for you. There are many steps you can take to speed up the Invisalign process! Although you won’t achieve your desired results overnight, there are certain things you can do to shorten the length of your treatment. Read along to find out how you can shave a few months off your treatment plan.
The best way to speed up your Invisalign treatment is by using AcceleDent. The system distributes micro pulses onto the teeth, stimulating blood flow, and boosting the speed at which the jawbone remodels. It helps move your teeth more efficiently, meaning you can advance to the next set of aligners faster. As a result, you’ll end up completing your treatment at a much quicker pace!
Wear Your Aligners for At Least 20 to 22 Hours a Day
For successful treatment, you must wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. They should only be removed before eating or drinking anything that’s not water. Many patients struggle to meet the recommended wear-time, which can cause the treatment process to take longer than usual. If you want your treatment to go as quickly as possible, you must wear your aligners as instructed.
Brush Your Teeth Before Slipping the Aligners Back In
While undergoing Invisalign treatment, it’s incredibly important that you take proper care of your teeth and gums. If your oral health is in poor condition, your treatment will be more likely to fail or take a long time. Therefore, you should clean your teeth thoroughly before slipping the aligners back into your mouth to prevent these issues.
Regularly Clean Your Aligners
Do you know how to properly clean your aligners? Some patients think it’s okay to use toothpaste and toothbrush, just like what they use to clean their teeth. However, that can actually do more harm than good. The toothpaste can damage the aligners, creating tiny scratches where bacteria can hide. Although that may not seem like a big deal, the bacteria can break down the material of the trays, making your aligners less effective at straightening.
Attend All Your Dentist Appointments
You should never skip or push your adjustment appointments with your dentist! Doing so will only slow down the treatment process. At every routine visit, your dentist will check your progress and ensure the teeth are benefitting from the aligners. For a speedy timeline, you should always see your dentist when they recommend it.
Do you want to achieve a straighter smile in record time? By following the tips outlined above, you can significantly pick up the pace of your Invisalign treatment!
About the Practice
At Premier Dental Care, we’re passionate about restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of our patient’s smiles. Our team uses the latest technologies, techniques, and materials to ensure you receive the best treatment possible. If you’d like to learn more tips to speed up your Invisalign process, visit our website or call (703) 860-8860.