Invisalign is one of the hottest treatment options available when it comes to correcting crooked teeth. Tons of people turn towards these awesome aligners for their discreetness and convenience; however, many patients still want to reach the finish line as quickly as possible so they can begin reaping the benefits of a healthier and prettier smile! Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to speed up the process. Follow these three tips to help accelerate your Invisalign treatment without compromising your results.
1. Follow the 22-Hour Rule
Simply put, your trays cannot do their job if they aren’t being worn frequently. You need to wear your Invisalign aligners for roughly 22 hours each day; the only time they should be taken out is whenever you need to eat, or if you need to clean your trays (although this can often be done simultaneously). Even though this sounds easy in theory, many patients forget to put their trays back in after a meal—and those minutes and hours can quickly add up.
2. Bring Your Tray Case Everywhere
Even though your trays should be inside of your mouth most of the time, there are still opportunities for them to become lost or damaged whenever you take them out. That said, it’s a good idea to bring your Invisalign storage case with you everywhere. If your trays aren’t in your mouth or being cleaned, they should be properly stored inside of their case. This greatly reduces the chances of you losing or damaging one of them; and having them replaced will inevitably take time and prolong your overall treatment process!
3. Keep Up with Your Progress Checks
Periodically throughout your treatment, you’ll have to visit your orthodontist for brief progress checks; this is simply to make sure your trays are doing their job correctly and your teeth are shifting accordingly. If any minor adjustments need to be made, this is when your orthodontist will make them. That said, these appointments are crucial and help keep your treatment right on track. Skipping them will likely slow down your progress—plus they typically only take around an hour or less to complete!
Having the smile of your dreams is now easier than ever thanks to solutions like Invisalign; but only if you’re diligent about your treatment! Although, by doing the little things correctly and staying on top of things, you can reach your smile goals even more quickly.
About the Practice
Bal Dental Centre is proud to serve patients and families in the Scarborough area under the leadership of Dr. Gus Bal! Dr. Bal received his dental doctorate from the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine followed by a fellowship in Implant Dentistry at New York University. His practice is pleased to offer a wide range of available services, including Invisalign! If you have any questions for Dr. Bal or would like to schedule a visit, feel free to reach out online or by phone: +1 416-613-8390.