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Home » Blog » The Dos and Don’ts of Invisalign Treatment North Vancouver
Published on: 01 March, 2022

If you haven’t seen some of the remarkable results that you can achieve with Invisalign Clear Aligners, it might just be what you need to convince you to invest in them.
Clear aligners are a fantastic alternative to braces, and in many ways, they are less of an infringement on normal life. There are, however, certain things you need to do (and not do!) to get the most out of the treatment.
If you’re looking for, or have started Invisalign treatment in North Vancouver, check out our list of dos and don’ts to make sure you have the best chance of that perfect smile.

Do: Wear Them When You’re Supposed To

One of the things that are both a blessing and a curse about traditional braces is that you can’t remove them. On one hand, this is great because your teeth are constantly being treated, but on the other hand, it can be pretty uncomfortable.
When it comes to Invisalign aligners, you can remove them. But then human forgetfulness can creep in and you might forget to put them in (or take them out!). You’re advised to wear them for 22 hours a day, only taking them out to eat.

Don’t: Use Home Cleaning Products To Clean Them

Invisalign aligners are made from medical grade plastic, and should therefore be treated as delicately as medical equipment is. That means no throwing them in the dishwasher or soaking them in soapy water to clean them.
Your dental practitioner will have given you information on how to clean them. Not sticking to this advice will certainly shorten the life and integrity of your aligners.

Do: Store Your Aligners Properly

Setting good habits for yourself is a great way to make huge changes to your life through small actions.
Storing your aligners in their case should be in this list of habits. Not only will keeping them in a case protect them from intrigued pets or kids, but it’ll also prevent you from misplacing them because you know that every time you take them out, they go into their case.

Don’t: Forget You’re Wearing Them

The fact that you can even forget that you’re wearing Invisalign is a testament to just how unintrusive they are in your normal life.
It’s important not to forget though, because you can do some serious damage to them if you decide to eat something while wearing them.
Drinking plain water is ok, but fizzy drinks, warm drinks, and food are a big no. Residue can get caught between your aligners and your teeth and cause decay, and of course, eating tough or hard foods can damage the aligners themselves.

Looking For Invisalign Treatment in North Vancouver?

If you’ve been considering dental treatments for that perfect smile and would like to know more about Invisalign Treatment in North Vancouver, we’re here to help.
We have a team of top Invisalign experts in the area who can guide you through the process with even more Invisalign tips, so if you’re like to know more, check out our website or get in touch.