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People who opt to be treated with Invisalign clear braces have minimal adjustments to make than those who go for traditional braces. Though the tweaks are minor, there are still adjustments anyway should you be considering straightening your teeth from the best dentist for Invisalign London.

These 6 Invisalign tips are what every orthodontic patient, both existing and intending, should be aware of:

Tip number 1: Always put on your aligners

Clear aligners are removable. This feature is undoubtedly beautiful, but it can also be a disaster if you’re not careful. Removable clear braces like Invisalign gives you the access to eat your choice of food, unlike metal braces. Brushing and flossing are also easy since you can take out the trays.

The issue with Invisalign starts when you don’t remember to wear your aligners after snacking or eating. Most importantly, the primary rule in aligner use is that you wear them for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours per day. Failing to abide by this regulation would drag treatment duration further than expected, and you won’t be able to finish it on time.

To help reduce the period, that is required for your trays to stay out of your mouth.  An easy tip is always to brush and floss your teeth right after each meal — it will remind you to put the aligners back in immediately.

Tip number 2: Keep your aligners thoroughly clean

This tip would show you how to prevent discolouration, odour, and buildup of bacteria on your aligners by extensively cleaning them.

So, for starters, please take out your aligners each morning and clean them and your teeth very well. Why is this important? During the night, so many bacteria may have built upon the aligners. You need to begin your day right by cleaning trays and teeth. Also, remember to do the same in the evening too.


Form the habit of always rinsing aligners when you take them out. It keeps the formation of dry saliva and plaque at bay. Bacteria cannot survive in your mouth when you are always rinsing your aligners. Besides, a clear antibacterial soap can be used to wipe your trays clean. Brushing your aligners using a toothbrush with soft bristles can take out some of the plaque. Caring for your Invisalign shouldn’t end at home. Even when you go out with friends, travel for work or leisure, do well to take proper care of your clear aligners.

Soaking your trays often is good. Also, one of the most suitable ways to keep your aligners fresh and minty is by soaking them in a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals? It works wonders! When the trays have soaked up real good, use a separate toothbrush (not the one you use for your teeth) to brush off any leftover food particle or plaque gently, rinse the trays and pop them back into your mouth.

Practice brushing and flossing your teeth before wearing your aligners again. Should you wear trays on teeth having food particles hanging in between them, you will be trapping them inside the aligners. The consequences of this may be cavities or other dental problems later on.

Tip number 3: Don’t keep your aligners exposed to the atmosphere

Whether you go out to dinner or hang out with friends, never leave your trays uncovered on the table, especially when you are not wearing them. If you take your aligners out to drink or eat, place them in the case and store away safely. Leaving aligners in the open will cause bacteria to build up, and you might lose them. But just like time and chance happen to everyone, and you forget your trays in the open for a while, that not a problem at all — Rinse them, soak, and rinse again before wearing. This act will remove any bacteria that may have formed on your trays and keep them safe for you to use. Invisalign requires care, and careful you must be at all times, whether you’re at your home, office, at the park, or anywhere else.

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Tip number 4: Never use toothpaste to clean your aligners

You can and should use toothpaste for your teeth, but when it comes to aligners, toothpaste can discolour and damage them. Your trays will have a dull colour and become more visible to people when toothpaste is used on them. Besides, the idea behind using Invisalign was so that others won’t notice right? There are abrasive ingredients in toothpaste that can spoil your aligners; making them not ideal for cleaning trays.

Coloured or scented soap should not be used on trays too. Apart from staining your aligners, these soaps may give an unpleasant taste to your trays when you wear them again. It can spoil your appetite and make you uncomfortable.

Tip number 5: Your mouth will need time to adjust to the aligners

Unlike other types of braces, Invisalign will not take too much stress to fit into your mouth. That’s a good thing. However, your mouth will still need some time to get used to it.

Since there are no metal wires or brackets in Invisalign, you won’t experience any tooth or gum irritation. But just like retainers, you will have to adjust to the routine of removing and wearing your trays and take to speaking with the aligners. Your teeth may feel sore during the first few days of getting used to them, but after that period, you should feel alright. Discuss with your orthodontist about Invisalign tips to ease the adjustment.

Tip number 6: The designation of your Invisalign provider is important

Repeating a thing from time to time makes one perfect — the same works for an orthodontic practice. Orthodontists that work on patients using Invisalign day in, day out will be above their colleagues who concentrate only on metal braces. It is based on this that Invisalign offers special designation to its providers, to help patients choose the right orthodontist for their case.

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Invisalign offers three designations for its providers: Preferred, Premier, and Premier Elite, based on how many patients they have used Invisalign to treat. Should you pick a ‘Preferred’ orthodontist, you may feel confident that your orthodontist is very experienced with this type of treatment. However, for high-level experience, you should choose a ‘Premier Elite’ provider.

Invisalign provider designation is critical, but it’s only an aspect of what you should consider when seeking for an orthodontist. Other considerations include how they treat their patients, their service fee, and your level of comfort with their team. All of these should go into deciding where to go for your teeth straightening dental procedures.

Should you be interested in Invisalign for teeth problems, please consult us at our clinic. We have a track record of successful treatment with Invisalign and other types of braces.

Call us on 020 31373179 at Adult Braces Clinic to schedule a free consultation, and we can provide more Invisalign tips that will help you understand better. We will be glad to hear from you soon.

Shabbir Ahmad

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