Patient Instruction
Invisalign Usage Instructions
  • Wear the Invisalign aligners at all times, remove only for eating or drinking (except for water).
  • Remove Invisalign aligners for brushing and flossing
  • After each meal, sweets or soft drinks, brush or rinse your mouth before placing the Invisalign aligners in again.
  • Wear the Invisalign aligners for around 22 hours a day for optimal results.
  • On special occasions like weekend parties or dinners you can remove them for few hours.
  • Keep away from hot or boiling water, bleach and other extreme cleansers.
  • Store the future Invisalign aligners in a cool dry place.
  • When removing the Invisalign aligners do not wrap them in tissues, toilet paper, just place them in the Invisalign container provided.
  • If an attachment comes off please call us to replace it within a week.
  • In order to correct crowding, some filing of the tooth enamel may be necessary. This is painless, and does not affect the health of your teeth.
  • Prior to receive a filling or restoration on any tooth while having your Invisalign treatment please consult us.
  • Keep Invisalign aligners and/or container away from dogs or pets.
  • Drink plenty of tap water.
Changing Invisalign Aligners
  • If a tray develops an opaque film that is difficult to remove with regular brushing, place it in white vinegar for 15 minutes then brush and rinse with cold water.
  • Change your Invisalign aligner every 2 weeks.
  • Put the used Invisalign aligner back on its bag, do not lose them as they may be required in the future.
  • Clench into the Invisalign aligners frequently (in particular during the first 2 days) to make sure there are no air gaps between the aligners and your teeth.
  • Invisalign aligners worn less than 21 hours a day, will need to be wear for 3 weeks instead, before replacing for the new sets.
  • Invisalign aligners should feel loose and comfortable before moving to the next set of aligners.
  • If, at the end of the two week period, you have not worn the aligner full time, or if a space remains between a tooth and the aligner, do not switch to the next aligner – continue the same aligner for another week. If the aligner still does not fit well, please call the office for an appointment, and continue wearing the same aligner.
  • If an Invisalign cracks, just keep wearing it until they are due for change; unless they fully break, then move to the next set earlier, but wear them for 3 weeks.
  • if you lose an aligner after 5 days, just move to the next set, but wear it for longer than recommended, or call us.
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