How to survive Invisalign Glasgow; the first 2 weeks!
By Hannah Kemp 08th Sep 2023
Anyone who has worn a fitted brace will tell you that the first 2 weeks are the hardest.
Your mouth is adjusting to the new appliance, and there is a lot to learn about brushing your teeth, as well as which foods you can eat.
For adults in 2023, the use of traditional braces has been minimised, and now, you may be able to get the straight teeth that you want with the use of a clear or invisible aligner.
However, that is not to say that it won’t require a bit of adjusting too!
When you come to see our team at Buttercup 7 Day Dental, we will be happy to assess your suitability for one of our orthodontic tools that is more discreet, such as Invisalign Glasgow. We will also be more than happy to help you get over that first hurdle to ensure you get the smile that you deserve.
So, what are some of our survival tips for those first 2 weeks of wearing Invisalign Glasgow?
Embrace a gradual transition
During the initial days of wearing Invisalign Glasgow, your teeth and gums may experience some soreness as they adjust to the gentle pressure. Embrace this gradual transition and understand that it’s a natural part of the process. To alleviate discomfort, follow our team’s instructions carefully, wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day, and give your mouth time to adapt.
Maintain meticulous oral hygiene
Proper oral hygiene is paramount when wearing aligners. Before reinserting your aligners after meals, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly to remove any food particles or debris. Additionally, clean your aligners gently with cool water or mild antibacterial soap to keep them fresh and hygienic. Maintaining good oral hygiene will protect your teeth from cavities and ensure the success of your orthodontic treatment. It will also ensure that your aligners stay in one piece, as well as make certain that your aligners stay clear.
Stick to a soft diet
In the first few days with invisible aligners, your mouth may feel sensitive, making it wise to stick to a soft diet. Opt for foods that don’t require excessive chewing, such as soups, smoothies, mashed vegetables, and yoghurt. Avoid hard or sticky foods, like toffee apples or popcorn, that can potentially damage your aligners or cause unnecessary discomfort.
Keep your aligners safe and clean
To prevent misplacement or damage, always carry your aligner case with you. Never leave your aligners exposed, as it increases the risk of losing them or exposing them to bacteria. Make it a habit to store your aligners in their case whenever they’re not in your mouth. Additionally, avoid using hot water to clean your aligners, as it may warp the plastic.
Be consistent and patient
Consistency is key to a successful orthodontic journey. Wear your aligners for the recommended hours daily and follow our team’s instructions for changing them. Skipping aligner changes or wearing them for shorter durations can impede your progress and prolong your treatment time. Stay patient and trust the process – remember, your beautiful smile is worth the effort!