Invisalign Suggestions: Avoiding Damage

There are a lot of suggestions you can expect to receive when you undergo Invisalign treatment with us. Of course, you will generally start off with the recommendations regarding what you should do for effective, successful care (such as how long to wear them each day, and more). However, there’s another factor that you should keep in mind every single second: How to avoid damaging those trays of yours! When you do this, you keep them nice and safe, which means your treatment progresses smoothly, too (so take some advice to heart).

Suggestion: Make Sure You Have A Place For Them

If you don’t have a plan ahead of time, chances are so very good that you are going to put your Invisalign treatment trays in harm’s way. This might happen because you put them out of sight (and out of mind) and you end up throwing them in the trash! Or, you’ll place them somewhere (like in your back pocket) that leaves them exposed to becoming smooshed, warped, or torn. Keep storage on hand and you’ll be in good shape.

Suggestion: We Mean It … Take Them Out!

We suggest you remove your Invisalign treatment trays to protect not only the trays but your smile, too. So, take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss exactly as we instruct you.

Suggestion: Don’t “Just This Once” Them

It’s easy to give yourself permission to break a rule “just this once” when it comes to your Invisalign treatment. However, what you don’t realize is that you can seriously damage your trays with one mistake (or you can get used to making the excuse until you form some bad habits). Do yourself a favor and stick to the guidelines from the get-go, so you don’t accidentally lose or damage your trays!

Learn More About Successful Invisalign Treatment

Ask us questions about best practices for Invisalign if you think you need some assistance with caring for your trays. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.