Accelerated Invisalign – Propel’s VPro5
Diamond Braces is happy to offer its patients VPro5 by Propel Invisalign, the latest tool that helps to straighten your teeth quicker.
Storing clear aligners properly is crucial. When you leave them out, they can easily be lost, stolen, or stepped on.
They might also get misplaced, contaminated, or damaged. It's easy to think you won't make these mistakes. However, there are many situations where you might leave your aligners out and forget them.
To prevent clear aligner damage, always store them in their case. This simple habit can save you from unnecessary problems.
By keeping them in their case, you reduce the risk of damage. This practice ensures your aligners stay clean, safe, and in good condition. Remember, proper clear aligner storage is essential for their care.
When you start using a clear aligner, you might think the bathroom is a good place to keep it. This seems logical since you keep other cleaning items there. However, this is not a good idea.
Clear aligners can be damaged by high heat and humidity. This is often the case in bathrooms, especially if you take hot showers or baths. So, it's not the best spot for storing your aligner.
Also, avoid leaving your aligner in a hot car. The heat in the summer can warp the plastic. This is why you shouldn't put aligners or their containers in the dishwasher.
Dishwashers use water at temperatures between 120 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. This heat can change the shape of your aligners and won't clean them properly. Too much moisture can also cause bacteria to grow.
To take care of your aligner properly, follow the clear aligner care guidelines. This is important for maintaining aligners for treatment. Remember, these aligners are like braces.
They need to be looked after well. Even though they are not the same as traditional braces, they need similar care. Avoid storing them in places like bathrooms or hot cars. This will help keep your aligners in good shape for your treatment.
Orthodontic treatment, such as using Invisalign, requires careful adherence to your treatment plan. It's important to limit the time you remove your aligners. Ideally, they should stay in your mouth most of the day. Exceeding two hours per day without them can delay your progress in straightening your teeth.
For effective cleaning of your aligners, use lukewarm water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Gently brush them with soft bristles to keep them clean.
If you often snack, smoke, or drink liquids other than water, you might need to remove your aligners more frequently. This can interfere with your treatment plan. In such cases, your orthodontist might suggest that Invisalign isn't the best option for you. Consider reducing these habits before starting clear aligner treatment.
If your clear aligners get lost or broken , don’t stress! It’s not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your treatment success. Depending on the case and context, you may move to the next set in the aligner sequence, or use the previous set of aligners for the time being. If the next set of aligners are not available and you do not have the last set of aligners, you need to let your orthodontist know ASAP. Ordering new sets may cost you somewhat extra, but if you hesitate, the teeth will shift and the gain in alignment will be lost .
It's important to keep your last set of removable clear aligners safe. Store them in an extra container for backup. Losing an aligner can be annoying and costly, but it won't ruin your Invisalign treatment. To avoid these issues, clean your aligners well and store them carefully.
With Invisalign, tooth movement is gradual and less noticeable compared to traditional metal braces. Unlike braces with brackets and wires, clear aligners are tooth colored and discreet. Even compared to lingual braces, Invisalign is more convenient. Properly caring for your aligners reduces treatment time and keeps your smile on track.