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As your trusted New York Invisalign Teen provider, Goodman Orthodontics wants to ensure you have the best possible Invisalign Teen experience. Dr. Goodman, along with his Manhattan and Riverdale teams, strive to provide the highest quality orthodontic patient care, attending to each patients’ unique orthodontic needs. Part of ensuring top quality care is helping patients understand their orthodontic treatment plan, arming them with all the helpful information and tips they need to make the most of their orthodontic treatment.
Because there are many benefits to undergoing Invisalign Teen treatment, it has become an ever more popular option among adolescence. This is why the team at Goodman Orthodontics has put together this handy list of tips for all our Invisalign Teen patients! Continue reading to learn five tips for using Invisalign Teen.
Part of the Invisalign Teen treatment process is ensuring you wear your clear aligner trays for, at minimum, 20-22 hours per day. This number can seem a little intimidating, but it is completely achievable. However, don’t feel so stressed over time that you don’t remove your aligner trays while eating, as this can cause unwanted damage to the trays. Always remove your Invisalign aligner trays while eating and brushing your teeth.
You will receive a new Invisalign tray every two weeks, and it’s imperative that you follow the schedule of when to switch to the next set of trays. Following this schedule ensures that your orthodontic treatment remains on track.
Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine is just as important as ever during your Invisalign treatment process. Always remove your clear aligner trays to brush and floss your teeth, making sure you remove any left behind food particles and plaque, as well as giving your gums a good cleaning before replacing your trays.
Likewise, keeping your Invisalign trays clean is just as important as keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy. You can easily do this by gently brushing both the inside and outside of your aligner trays with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Then, rinse them clean under running lukewarm water. Be careful not to get the water too hot, as it’s possible that the heat could distort the plastic trays.
Having regular checkups with your New York Invisalign Teen provider is important to ensure that your treatment is staying on schedule and that no complications have arisen. It will also help you know whether you’re keeping your teeth and gums and healthy and clean as you should be throughout your treatment.
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, or would like to find out if you or your child may be a candidate for treatment, let Goodman Orthodontics help you decide! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to answer any questions and provide a consultation to find out if Invisalign is right for you. If you’re ready to start your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile, contact us today to get started and schedule your appointment!