So you’re considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth? As one of the top providers of Invisalign in Loudoun County VA, we get asked this question a lot at Lansdowne Family Dental.

Invisalign can produce incredible results when done properly. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, convenient, and comfortable – which makes them an attractive option over old-school metal braces.

However, like most things, you get out what you put into Invisalign treatment. Following these best practices will help you achieve the straightest, brightest smile possible!

How to get the Best Results from Invisalign

Choose an Experienced Invisalign Provider

This first step is the most critical if you want fantastic results.

You need an orthodontist or dentist who is highly skilled at Invisalign treatment planning. At Lansdowne Family Dental:

  • We have 10+ years of Invisalign experience and [number] of happy patients
  • Our head dentist Dr. Wael Elosta is an Elite Invisalign Preferred Provider
  • We use advanced tools like ClinCheck software to map out and show you your tooth movements

This experience and technology allow us to develop the most efficient and effective treatment plan possible.

Customized PlanWe can rotate, tip, and shift your teeth in the optimal directions
Shorter TreatmentOur precision means faster straightening
Best ResultsWe straighten your whole smile, not just your front teeth

Booking a consultation with us is the first step to straight teeth success!

Wear Your Aligners as Directed

Invisalign only works when you wear the custom-made clear aligner trays. Unlike braces which are fixed on your teeth, you need discipline to keep your aligners in 22 hours a day.

  • Wear your new set of aligners as directed for the 2 weeks
  • Remove only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
  • Use the Invisalign app to track your wearing time
  • Keep your last set of aligners as backups in case you lose or damage new ones

Follow the Invisalign guidelines religiously and you’ll stay on track. If not, your treatment will take longer and results may be compromised.

Practice Excellent Oral Hygiene

With aligners on your teeth for up to 22 hours every day, be meticulous about your oral hygiene. Bacteria, plaque acids, and tartar can build up under your trays and cause permanent damage if you’re not careful.

Follow this routine:

  • Brush after each meal before reinserting aligners
  • Use an electric toothbrush
  • Floss at least once daily
  • Use an oral irrigator to power clean between teeth
  • Clean aligners with Invisalign crystals/wipes weekly
  • See your dentist every 6 months

This keeps your teeth, gums and aligners squeaky clean! Preventing issues means aligners seat better for maximum movement.

Avoid Bad Habits

It can be tempting to bite your nails or chew on pens while wearing Invisalign. Stop bad habits like these which can seriously damage plastic. Other no-no’s include:

  • Opening bottles/packages with your teeth
  • Eating/drinking with aligners in
  • Playing rough sports without a mouthguard over aligners

Replacing broken aligners gets expensive and delays progress. Break the bad habits for best results!

Stick to the rules above and you’ll be shocked at how well Invisalign works. Still have questions? Book your Lansdowne Family Dental consult today!