If you wear Invisalign teeth aligners or are considering getting them, you’re probably aware that they need to be worn 20 to 22 hours a day for them to be effective. Something that must be worn essentially all day may seem daunting, especially if you’re afraid they may put a damper on your lifestyle. Don’t worry! Invisalign can easily be worn without having to make any drastic lifestyle changes. Here are some easy tips for daily life with Invisalign.
Carry a Travel Sized Toothbrush and Toothpaste with You
Having a small pouch in your purse, backpack, or in your desk containing a small travel-sized toothbrush, floss and toothpaste will make mealtimes a whole lot easier. Patients wearing aligners will need to brush and floss after every meal, so cutting out the panic of not having the brushing essentials will make your day a whole lot easier.
Keep Your Invisalign Case with You
You never know what sort of unexpected situation may arise that would require you to take out your aligners, so carry the case with you whenever you leave the house.
Practice Speaking When No One is Around
If you’re new to Invisalign and are feeling insecure about your new speech patterns because of the device, take some time to practice speaking alone at home. Start talking to yourself! The more you practice those tricky words that give you trouble, the less likely you are to stumble over them in public.
Talk to Your Dentist About Invisalign
It’s easy to fit Invisalign into your life without much interruption at all. Ready to try Invisalign? Make an appointment with Dr. Zola Makrauer or Dr. Julie Miller at Huntingdon Valley Dental Arts today to see if Invisalign aligners are right for you. They can answer any questions you may have and explain the process in detail.