Invisalign for Different Lifestyles: How Clear Aligners Fit into Your Daily Routine

Posted on June 27, 2023

If you need orthodontic treatment and aren’t sure if traditional braces will work well with your lifestyle, it’s time to consider Invisalign. Many patients find that Invisalign helps them achieve their orthodontic goals without causing very much disruption to their daily routines. Let’s take a closer look.

Remove Your Aligners While Eating

One of the most appealing aspects of aligners for many people is the ability to remove them while eating. This means that you can avoid the discomfort that often comes with traditional braces. There are also fewer foods that you’ll need to worry about avoiding during your treatment. You will need to ensure that you’re properly cleaning your aligners and teeth after each meal, and immediately replacing the trays in your mouth to achieve the desired results.

Change Your Trays As Directed

In between your appointments, you’ll need to stay on schedule with your trays. According to Invisalign, aligners are changed about every two weeks, however, the complexity of the shift in teeth needed may alter the time between changing aligners. Be sure to stop wearing the old trays when it’s time to switch over to the next step. This is the most important part that you need to play in your treatment. Wearing the correct trays for the recommended length of time is pivotal. It’s unlikely that you’ll get the results you want if you neglect to rotate your trays as directed by your orthodontist.

Keep All Scheduled Appointments

Invisalign trays may be more convenient than regular braces, but they still require attention. During your orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to keep all appointments as scheduled. Missing appointments can have a negative effect on your treatment. If you’re having difficulty making it to your appointments, speak with your orthodontist and their staff. They’ll do their best to accommodate your needs so that you’re able to get to your appointments. During these appointments, your team will assess the progress your treatment is showing while determining if any changes need to be made. Skipping appointments can prolong your overall treatment time.

We hope that these tips help you better know what to expect if you choose aligners for your orthodontic treatment, and how this treatment impacts your daily lifestyle. Contact our office today to learn more about the different treatment options that are now available. We look forward to seeing you soon!