Parties, dates, happy hours, work gatherings, family get-togethers – whatever makes up the bulk of your social life, you want to look good for every occasion, and you certainly don’t want orthodontic treatment to get in the way. Invisalign braces make it possible for you to straighten your smile without interfering with your extracurricular activities.
Here are just some of the rules to follow and things to remember as you plan your social calendar as an Invisalign patient:
One of the best things about Invisalign is that you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want – as long as you remove the aligners first. This is a perk that wearers of conventional braces will never have: no food restrictions. You can straighten your teeth and still enjoy the canapes and hors d’oeuvres and delicious sit-down meals. Just discreetly remove your aligners before eating.
When it comes to having a drink, the only beverage that won’t damage Invisalign is water. Any other drink, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, can stain or discolor the clear aligners, so sip carefully or be prepared to remove Invisalign before throwing one back.
After you’ve filled your belly or had a few drinks, it’s time to put Invisalign back on your teeth. You may not have toothbrush, floss, or any other tools at the ready to clean your teeth, so do as much as you can until you are home and able to thoroughly freshen up – swish your mouth with water, use a toothpick to remove pesky food particles. Be sure to rinse your aligners when removing them so plaque, bacteria, and saliva get rinsed off before they dry in place, and rinse the aligners again before you put them back in your mouth.
If you won’t be socializing for a long period of time, you can take your Invisalign off briefly, providing you’re still fulfilling the 20-to-22-hour wear time that is required every day. Not that it’s necessary to leave Invisalign behind – no one will notice it.
Whether you put it in your pocket or purse, keep your Invisalign box at the ready so when you do need or want to remove the aligners you have a place to put them. Don’t risk wrapping them up in a napkin – you don’t want to leave them behind or accidentally throw them away.
Invisalign begins straightening your teeth from moment one. The aligners are customized to your mouth and designed to move a few teeth at a time until your entire mouth is aligned. Even if you’ve only worn Invisalign for a few weeks before a major social event, your teeth will already look better than they used to. And that will make you smile more and look better and be more appealing and happier than ever before.
People who wear Invisalign know that the aligners are going to make a difference in their smile, and they’ve chosen this discreet orthodontic method so they can go about their daily life without interruption. Whatever activities are part of your calendar, Invisalign can come along for the ride without getting in the way.
Find out whether you are a good candidate for Haymarket Invisalign braces. Make an appointment Dr. Sina Reangber at LifeTime Smiles.