How To Make Your Invisalign Treatment Quick and Easy

With the Invisalign system, patients can enjoy a more comfortable and easy orthodontic treatment. The series of plastic aligners makes getting a straighter smile less noticeable and very effective. Invisalign in Raymore, MO offers benefits such as easy removal and flexibility that the familiar traditional metal braces did not, a reason that many H2O Orthodontics patients choose Invisalign for themselves. Although Invisalign offers an almost seemingly invisible fix, it still requires a lot of care. To get the best results from your Invisalign and make your treatment quick and easy, follow these simple care tips from Dr. Heidi Harman.

Invisalign in Raymore MO Tips

  1. Keep Invisalign in a safe place: One problem that patients often run into when using the Invisalign system is that the trays are small and clear, making them easy to misplace. Always make sure when you are removing your Invisalign in Raymore, MO that you keep them somewhere safe, such as a case or in your purse or bag. Dr. Harman also says not to wrap them in a napkin when taking them out to eat. Many patients think this is a good place for them, but tend to forget and end up accidentally tossing the napkin out! Additionally, if you have pets at home, make sure your aligners are always high up and out of their reach, as the plastic material may be appealing for them to chew on or play with. And of course, if you do accidentally misplace your Invisalign aligners, be sure to contact H2O Orthodontics immediately.

  2. Remove Invisalign to eat and drink: One of the great benefits of Invisalign in Raymore, MO is that they can be removed. Dr. Heidi Harman says, take advantage of this! Always take your Invisalign trays out when you are eating or drinking. Leaving them in can lead to staining of the trays or other damage, such as distortion of shape due to hot food or drinks (remember, they are made of plastic!). Plus, removing them makes eating much easier.

  3. Clean your Invisalign thoroughly and properly: To keep your Invisalign working well for your smile and for your oral health, be sure that you are always cleaning them correctly and completely. H2O Orthodontics believes Invisalign should be cleaned at least twice a day, preferably after meals. To do so, Dr. Harman recommends purchasing a small baby toothbrush, and brushing the insides of the aligners softly, with just a tiny drop of toothpaste.  Another method that many patients in Raymore, MO use is to soak Invisalign aligners in Denture cleaner. Simply fill a cup with warm water, put the tablet in, and let the aligners soak. H2O Orthodontics says both methods will keep your Invisalign in Raymore, MO looking clean, feeling fresh, and working effectively.

  4. Wear Invisalign as directed: The most important aspect of Invisalign care is using the system properly. Be sure to always follow the exact instructions from H2O Orthodontics. Likely, this will mean wearing your Invisalign trays for at least 22 hours a day, and being sure to change to your new set of trays when the 2-3 week time period has elapsed. Additionally, patients that live in or work near Raymore, MO should remember not to take the trays out when playing sports or participating in other activities, because these could take a long time and may throw off the schedule and mess up your final result.

Invisalign in Raymore, MO is designed to be comfortable and convenient, and if you follow H2O Orthodontics’ easy instructions, you can rest assure that you’ll find success within this treatment. 

Dr. Heidi Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Raymore MO, 64083 zip code area, Cass County MO Kansas City MO, Loch Lloyd MO, Grandview MO and lee’s Summit MO or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Heidi Harman contact Heidi Harman Orthodontics at: 816-326-8944