Everyone wants a perfect smile, and if you have decided to straighten your teeth to make your smile perfect, you can easily do it. Invisalign is one of the most popular options for straightening the teeth, and if you have decided to go with this option, you need useful tips to speed up your treatment. Invisalign treatment
Invisalign treatment is generally shorter than braces, but you have to follow your orthodontist’s instruction and Invisalign’s essential guide for your treatment to be successful and completed within the allocated time.
Here are tips to help you speed up your Invisalign London treatment.
- Use AcceleDent
AcceleDent is a system that helps you shorten your Invisalign treatment time by moving your teeth efficiently so you can change your aligners faster. Without AcceleDent, your teeth will still move but with only the pressure from the aligner, but AcceleDent has micro pulses that stimulate the flow of blood, and this speeds up the remodeling of the jawbones. With AcceleDent distributed on your teeth, they will move 50% faster than using only aligners.
- Wear your aligners for every day for at least 22 hours
If you do not have your aligners on your teeth for the number of hours your orthodontist recommends, you will slow down your treatment. Most orthodontists recommend that you wear your aligners every day for at least 22 hours. The other two hours are for you to eat, drink anything other than water, brush and floss your teeth.
Some people may not wear their aligners for up to 22 hours, but if you want to speed up your treatment, you need to wear yours for at least 22 hours.
- Brush your teeth after every meal before re-inserting your aligners
If your teeth are not always clean, it may not directly slow down your treatment, but it would cause dental problems which might slow down your treatment. For example, if your teeth are dirty and you develop cavities, you may need to drill and fill your teeth, and this type of dental work will extend your treatment time.
If your mouth is dirty, it will lead to an excess production of saliva that would breakdown your aligners. If you do not clean your aligners as you should, they become flexible and would not fit your teeth properly to move them, so clean your teeth and aligners after every meal before you re-insert your aligners in your mouth.
- Clean your aligners
Using only your toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your aligner just as you clean your teeth may not be sufficient to keep your aligners clean. Some toothpaste can damage your aligners by scratching them. The aligners may begin to hold bacteria due to this, and the bacteria will breakdown your aligners, making them less effective.
- Handle your aligners with care
Some Invisalign users get so used to their aligners that they forget to remove them when they want to eat or drink anything other than water. Eating with your aligners in your mouth can damage the aligners and make them ineffective.
Others who take out their aligners to eat may keep them carelessly and this can either crack or break the aligners so when you take your aligner out, handle them with care. If your aligner gets damaged, you may have to wait for about a week to get a replacement which slows down your treatment.
- Talk to your orthodontist
If you think your treatment is not progressing as it should, you should talk to your orthodontist about ways to speed it up. Your orthodontist may suggest personalized options to accelerate your treatment. Your orthodontist may also have to check if you are suitable to get AcceleDent, so feel free to discuss with your orthodontist.
You may also have to review your daily habits as they may be a determent to the progress of your treatment.
If you are about to get an Invisalign provider for your Invisalign treatment, you can contact us on 020 37457520. You can also call us now to book an appointment for an Invisalign consultation to speed up your Invisalign treatment.