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Tips to Get the Most Out of Invisalign

Published on July 31st, 2020

Invisalign in Chicago is a great alternative to braces if you want a subtle solution to crooked or misaligned teeth. The series of aligners gradually shift your teeth into their proper position, allowing you to take out your aligners when you are eating or drinking anything besides water. If You’ve been considering opting for Invisalign to help improve the appearance and functionality of your smile, our team at Lippitz Orthodontics wants to help you get the most out of your time and energy. Keep these tips in mind and feel free to contact us with any questions.

The 48-Hour Rule

The first 48 hours after you get a new tray are the most important. Make sure to wear your trays as often as possible during this time, only removing them to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. While you may feel a little sore during this time, this only means that the trays are working!

22 Hours/Day

Invisalign is only effective if the patient wears them consistently, meaning most of the time, they should be in your mouth. If you are unable to wear the trays at least 22 hours per day, it’s recommended to opt for traditional braces instead.

Change Aligners on Time

In addition to wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours per day, it’s essential that you change your trays in a timely manner. Our team will provide you with specific instructions on what trays to use and when so you know that you are on the right track.

At first, Invisalign in Chicago will feel weird and foreign, but with time, it will become a part of your daily routine. Please contact our team at Lippitz Orthodontics if you have questions!

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