Invisalign® Q and A

Q:  When should I wear my aligners?

Invisalign Q & AA:  Please wear your aligners 22-24 hours per day that includes when you are awake and asleep.

Q:  When should I take my aligners out?

A:  Take them out to eat and for brushing, flossing and rinsing.

Q:  What foods can I eat with Invisalign®?

A:  You can eat all of your favorite foods.  Yes, ALL of them!

Q:  What do I do if I lose an aligner?

A:  If you lose an aligner (or your dog gets hold of it J) let us know!  We’ll order you a new one.  In fact, as an Invisalign® Teen, you’re eligible for multiple replacement aligners as part of your treatment at no additional cost.

Q:  How do I clean my aligners?

A:  Please clean your aligners with water and your toothbrush.  Brush your teeth. Brush your aligners.  Easy.  In fact, aligners are even easier to clean than teeth because you don’t have to floss them!

Q:  Where should I keep my aligners?

A:  Please keep your aligners in the case provided so you always know where they are and so they don’t get accidentally lost, misplaced or damaged.

Q:  What do I do if I didn’t get to wear my aligner as much as I planned and my appointment is coming up?

A:  It’s okay.  We understand that life happens.  But please, get yourself back on the right track and bump up your wear to 22-24 hours per day.  Once you feel like you have worn your aligner for a solid two weeks, switch to the next one.  And make sure to keep your appointment with our office.  We’ll be happy to schedule your next appointment so that you are back on schedule with aligner wear.  You can do this!

Straightening teeth with Invisalign® is a wonderful innovation in the specialty of orthodontics!   It’s so exciting that you are considering Invisalign® for your smile.  Let us help you!