Tips to get the best Invisalign result

Teeth straightening is a common dental procedure. Traditional metal braces are common options for straightening the teeth, but there are other effective options such as Invisalign aligners. Invisalign is virtually invisible so you can discreetly straighten your teeth and avoid the discomfort of traditional metal braces. Invisalign treatment is also less painful and easy to adjust.

With Invisalign London, you can get the perfect smile you desire, but you need the following tips to get the best Invisalign result.

  • Clean your aligners regularly

Invisalign aligners are created from transparent plastic, and this makes them almost invisible. However, the aligners can quickly get stained if you do not clean them regularly. With this, people would notice that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners.

To remove stains from your aligners and keep them clean, use a gentle anti-bacterial soap and warm water to rinse them at least once every day. The anti-bacterial soap will help get rid of plaques and bacteria.

  • Have your aligners for at least 22 hours

Your aligners can only be effective when you leave them in your mouth long enough for them to move your teeth. It would help if you had your aligners in your mouth for at least 22 hours each day. You can only take your aligners out to eat or drink anything other than water.

If you do not follow this instruction, you may end up extending your treatment time, and your teeth may not align as they should.

  • Strictly follow your schedule

Unlike traditional braces treatment where you have to visit your orthodontist regularly to adjust your braces, Invisalign uses a series of aligners that you would change by yourself.

For you to get the best result at the end of your treatment, you have to follow your Invisalign schedule and change each set of the aligners to a new set. If you do not switch out your aligners on time, it will delay your treatment.

  • Prepare for some discomfort

While your aligners exert pressure on your teeth to move them to a better position, you may feel a bit of discomfort. The discomfort may be more when you change your aligner trays to a new set, but after some days, the pain will ease off.

Try switching out your aligners at night so you can sleep through the worst pain. Also, try to avoid hard foods when your teeth ad gum feels sore.

  • Floss and brush your teeth

Your aligners have to fit your teeth correctly for them to move the teeth, and this means that bacteria and germs will be trapped between your teeth and aligners. Your saliva may not be able to wash off any bacteria while you have your aligners on so you have to brush and floss after each meal before you re-insert your aligners.

If your teeth are not clean and you have bacteria stuck between your aligners and teeth, you will be at risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

  • Do not dispose of your old set of aligners

Do not dispose of your old set of aligners because if the new one either gets damaged or lost, you will need something to keep your teeth in place while you wait for a replacement. Your old aligners can prevent a relapse and help you avoid an extended treatment time.

  • Do not eat while your aligners are in your mouth

Taking foods and beverages can stain your aligners so before you eat or take any drink, remove your aligners. You may not damage your aligners by eating with them but make them more visible.

  • Store your aligners properly

The nature of the aligner trays makes them easy to misplace so always put them in a retainer case when you take the aligner out to eat or clean your teeth. You may use a bright coloured case so you can easily find the case in your bag or purse.

  • Do not feel discouraged

You may not feel comfortable with your aligners at first but trust that your treatment will go smoothly, so do not be discouraged from wearing your aligners. You may also find it difficult to talk properly, but as you get used to the aligners in your mouth, it becomes easier to talk.

Give yourself a few weeks, and you would get used to your aligners. Talk to your orthodontist if you think your treatment is not going as planned.

  • Go for your Invisalign checkups

You do not need regular orthodontist visits to adjust your brackets and wires, but you still need occasional visits to check the progress of your treatment. Ensure that you attend all your appointments with your orthodontist because it helps you know if your treatment is on track.

These Invisalign tips will help you have a successful treatment. However, you still have to pay attention to the instructions your orthodontist will give you and contact your orthodontist if anything goes wrong with your treatment.

For your Invisalign treatment, contact London Braces today on 020 37457520. We are also available to address all your concerns about your Invisalign treatment.


At London Braces, we have a team of premium orthodontists who provide quality treatments starting from routine dental checkup to advanced orthodontics for your teeth straightening with braces. We take care of your oral health and hygiene with the latest technologies and equipments to deliver standard facilities during the treatment. Being a reputed orthodontic clinic located in London, we use advanced technologies that consist of 3D computer imaging through low-radiation X-rays and soft-tissue lasers added with minimal pain for your comfort and convenience. You may book your appointment with our experts by accommodating your busy schedule with our extended opening hours facility.

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