Starting Invisalign Soon? Be Prepared with These Tips!

March 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — puredentalspa @ 8:54 pm
patient holding an Invisalign aligner

After going back and forth on whether or not you should commit to it, you finally made a decision – you’re getting Invisalign in Bloomingdale! Now, you’re one step closer to having the perfectly aligned smile you’ve always wanted. If your first appointment is rapidly approaching, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to prepare. Luckily, there is. Read on for some helpful tips to get you ready for your rewarding oral health journey!

Brush Your Teeth After Each Meal

While undergoing Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to brush your teeth after every meal and snack. Fortunately, you can more easily make that a habit by starting now! It’s best to always have a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste on hand to clean your teeth. Brushing after eating is incredibly important as it helps lower your risk of cavities, decay, and gum disease.

Reduce Snacking

Invisalign is unique because it uses a series of clear aligners to gently push your teeth into proper alignment. For successful treatment, you must wear your plastic trays for at least 22 hours a day – that means there’s very little room for snacking. If that’s something you like to do, it’s a good idea to break that habit now. You can keep yourself full by filling your breakfast, lunch, and dinners with more nutrient-dense foods (i.e., healthy fats, lean proteins, complex carbohydrates).

Gather All the Essentials

During your first appointment, you can expect to receive your aligners and storage case, but that’s pretty much it unless your dentist says otherwise. That means you’ll need to get your other essentials on your own. Some items you should consider purchasing are an orthodontic appliance to remove your aligners (like a Pull Tool), extra-strength Tylenol, or toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

Prepare a Dental Kit

Since you’ll need to clean your teeth throughout the day, you should put together an on-the-go dental kit. It should include essentials like a travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, pre-threaded floss, and mini mouthwash. Make sure you carry it with you at all times!

Figure Out the Financials

Although Invisalign can be costly, it’s an investment that many patients find to be worth every penny. Not only can it improve your oral health and confidence, but you’ll likely have a stress-free, comfortable orthodontic experience. Additionally, your dental insurance may offer coverage for your treatment. Ask your dentist about your financing options – they’ll help you find a budget-friendly solution that works best for you!

Are you ready to start your Invisalign journey? Be as prepared as possible by reviewing the tips above before your first appointment!

About the Practice

At Pure Dental Spa, we offer exceptional, personalized dentistry unlike anywhere else. Our skilled and friendly team always goes the extra mile to ensure every patient gets the quality dental care they deserve. If you have any questions about starting Invisalign, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can reach a member of our team via our website or call (630) 307-3133.

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