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Getting Started With Invisalign

Congratulations on starting your Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment!

Aligner Wear

Please wear your aligners 20-22 hours a day including when you sleep. Your trays should be taken off when brushing, eating, and drinking anything besides cold or warm water.

Your aligners will come in a series of trays that are individually packaged. The first series may or may not be your final set of aligners. Future scanning for additional aligners may be needed to achieve ideal results.

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Invisalign Case

Invisalign Case

Whenever you take off your aligners, place them inside your invisalign case. Please do not leave your aligners on a napkin as it can get accidentally thrown out.

Chewies

Chewies

Please use the chewies to ensure that your aligners are fully seated. Rinse and place the chewie back in your case after every use, they are reusable.

Emery Board/ File

Emery Board/ File

If you find edges of the aligner a bit rough, you can use the emery board to smooth them out.

Elastic Attacher

Elastic Attacher

If you are instructed to use elastics, the elastic hook can be used to help place on your rubber band.

Aligner Removal Tool

Aligner Removal Tool

This tool is used to help you take off your aligners easily.

Wax

Wax

If you have buttons or hooks for elastics and it is scratching your cheeks, place a small piece of wax over it.

Daily Aligner Cleaning

Brush your trays every morning and night using your toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste, then rinse with water (do not use hot water).

Deep Cleaning Options for your Aligners
  • Cleaning Crystals help to remove stains and debris from your aligners. Dissolve the packet of cleaning crystals in a glass of cold water. Soak the aligners for 15 mins then rinse with water.
  • White Foam helps to clean the aligners, freshen your breath, and gently whiten your teeth. Just add a small amount of the foam inside your trays, wear your trays, and let it sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, take off the trays and rinse them with water.
Daily Aligner Cleaning

Propel

Propel uses a trusted technology called high-frequency vibration (HFV) that stimulates orthodontic tooth movement on a cellular level.

When used with your aligners for 5 minutes before bed, your propel device: Accelerates teeth movement, keeps your treatment on track, may reduce discomfort, and may improve aligner seating.

How to start? Rinse the mouthpiece under water prior to first use. (Make sure the mouthpiece is detached from the vibration device before rinsing). Charge your device fully before your first session.

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Emergencies:

If an attachment or button comes off, please contact our office and we can let you know if it needs to be re-added.

If there is an emergency and you need to reach one of the doctors outside of clinic hours, please call the office number and the voicemail message will have the cell phone number of the doctor on call.

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