Did you know we offer expert Invisalign treatment in Liverpool? This innovative clear aligner system has the power to straighten misaligned smiles efficiently, effectively, and discreetly.
Like most dental treatments, Invisalign doesn’t do all the work itself! It requires a certain amount of dedication to ensure everything runs smoothly, such as changing your aligners regularly and wearing your Invisalign retainers as per our instructions.
Here are our top five tips to help you get the smile of your dreams without anyone noticing you’re having treatment:
1. Visit us for a consultation
As the best cosmetic dentist in Liverpool, we always offer our patients a consultation before any treatment - Invisalign is no exception. Your teeth are very important, so you’ll want to make sure you’re armed with all the facts before choosing the right person, and treatment, to straighten them.
At Kamran Rasul Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry, we always offer consultations to any patients considering any change to their smile. Why? Because we believe you should always be as informed as possible throughout the entirety of your care.
At this consultation stage, we will use our digital 3D scanner to take impressions of your smile. You can see a simulation of your smile before proceeding with treatment to help you decide once and for all whether it’s the right choice for you.
We will also talk you through all of the ins and outs of Invisalign, including estimated treatment times, costs, and some instructions that you’ll need to follow during your treatment. Listening carefully to these will allow your Invisalign aligners to work their magic properly.
2. Change your aligners regularly
When you begin your Invisalign in Liverpool, you’ll receive roughly 20-30 different sets of aligners. These are all shaped slightly differently to help guide your misaligned teeth towards their new position, as outlined in your treatment plan.
Throughout your treatment, you will change each set of aligners every two weeks or as advised by your dentist. You will need to visit us every four to six weeks to guide this process and check how your Invisalign results are shaping up.
3. Wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, which means you can take them off to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This prevents bacteria from collecting between brackets and wires, making them a more hygienic choice.
Whilst this is an incredible benefit, you should use it wisely and sparingly. You must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day, and wearing them for too little time can result in poor treatment outcomes.
4. Keep your aligners safe and clean
Your aligners live in your mouth, so you’ll want to ensure they’re kept safe and clean during your treatment. We’re the best cosmetic dentist in Liverpool for a reason! We will give you a plastic case to store your aligners when you take them out to eat or drink.
As time goes on, you might start forgetting to store them properly. But leaving them lying around can cause bacteria build-up and risk damaging or warping the plastic, so be sure to keep them in their case at all times.
The same goes for your Invisalign retainers. When you take them out, remember to put them safely back inside their container to avoid getting them dirty or gathering dust.
Clean your aligners and retainers whenever you get the chance - but remember to avoid whitening toothpaste or boiling water, as they can cause them to warp or break.
5. Don’t drink or eat whilst wearing your aligners
The only drink you can safely whilst wearing your aligners is water. Consuming hot drinks will damage the SmartTrack plastic, and strong-coloured drinks like coffee or red wine can stain them.
Invisalign isn’t designed to be worn whilst eating, so attempting to chew could cause damage to your teeth and aligners. Instead, take them out and store them safely in their case.
6. Wear your Invisalign retainers consistently
Once your treatment is over, we will provide you with Invisalign retainers to minimise the risk of your teeth relapsing to their misaligned position. As the best cosmetic dentist in Liverpool, we offer a range of different retainers for you to choose from, all of which will help to maintain your new smile.
You should wear these for around 12 to 22 hours per day, every day, for six months (or until your dentist tells you otherwise). After this time, wearing them whilst you sleep should be enough to maintain your Invisalign results.
Where can I get transformative Invisalign treatment in Liverpool?
At Kamran Rasul Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry, we offer expert Invisalign in Liverpool. If you’re looking for a perfectly aligned smile, we would love to help!
We’re now accepting new patients and have no waiting lists for treatment, so we can get you booked in right away. Visit our website to arrange an initial consultation or contact our friendly team to ask any questions.