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Top 4 Invisalign® Tips for a Successful Journey

If you’re on an Invisalign journey with Dr. Cetta or Dr. Guloy and our team at Blue Wave Orthodontics, you’re in for an amazing, life-changing transformation! We’re here to guide you through the process and ensure that your treatment experience is as smooth and successful as possible, so you can experience beautiful results. 

We’ve got the top 4 Invisalign tips to help you sail smoothly to the finish line. 


1. Use the Invisalign app!

Have you been using the super cool ‘My Invisalign’ smile app? It’s like having your own personal smile assistant in your pocket! 

Download the Invisalign app to track your progress, get cleaning tips and learn more about how Invisalign works, snap a selfie to see a simulated preview of how your new smile can look at the end of treatment, connect with us, set handy reminders and receive notifications to help you stay on track with wearing your aligners and attending your appointments, and so much more!

Using the My Invisalign app is like having an easy, direct line to smile perfection. Stay connected, stay motivated, and let the app join you on your journey. 

2. Keep your past aligners!

It may be tempting to bid farewell to your old aligners as you progress through your treatment. But it’s actually important that you keep your most recent ones! (We’ll discuss this during your complimentary consultation, of course.) 

Your past aligners aren’t just souvenirs; they’re your backup plan! In case you accidentally misplace or damage your current aligners, having your previous ones can keep you on the right track and prevent your teeth from ‘relapsing’ or reverting back to their previous positions.

We suggest you keep at least the aligner prior to the one you’re currently wearing. Then when you come to your appointment, we can recycle your far past trays for you!


3. Check the fit of your aligners regularly.

It’s important to check the fit of your aligners to make sure that they’re hugging your teeth properly. A snug fit means they’re doing their job and moving your teeth efficiently. Your aligners shouldn’t feel loose, and they should be able to ‘snap’ into place as confirmation of a good fit. 

You can use an Invisalign chewie or aligner chewie to help your clear aligners fit properly too! Invisalign chewies are small, cylindrical pieces of soft plastic that you bite down on (with your aligners in place) to properly ‘seat’ your aligners. To use a chewie, bite down on it, move it around different areas of your mouth, and bite down with gentle pressure to help optimize the fit of your aligners. 

You can purchase a pack of Invisalign chewies on Amazon and we’ll provide you with some during treatment if you need them. 


4. Keep your teeth sparkly clean!

Keeping your teeth, gums and clear aligners clean is one of the easiest Invisalign tips and tricks to ensure a successful journey. Clean teeth are healthy teeth; healthy teeth are strong teeth; and strong teeth are most receptive to movement through orthodontic treatment. Don’t eat or drink anything besides water while wearing your aligners so that your teeth and trays can stay nice and clean!

Brush your teeth thoroughly day and night, and after big meals. Floss between each tooth every night too! After you eat, give your clear aligners a good rinse with water and consider brushing/flossing your teeth and/or using mouthwash after eating too. 

Give your clear aligners a gentle brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and soak your clear aligners in a solution like RetainerBrite or with Invisalign cleaning crystals a few nights a week.

By doing everything you can to maintain a clean smile, you’re setting yourself up for success!


Still have questions about your Invisalign journey?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! We’re here to support you and give you all of the tips you need to experience a successful Invisalign journey. 

Ready to start your journey? Beautiful smiles are made at Blue Wave Orthodontics! Request your complimentary exam with us at our orthodontist office in North Tampa, South Tampa, Wesley Chapel or East Bardenton!

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