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How to Maximize Your Invisalign Treatment Marietta, GA

How to Maximize Your Invisalign Treatment

Marietta GA Invisible Braces for Adults and Teens

If you’ve decided to straighten your smile with Invisalign, you are in for a rewarding treatment with minimal sacrifice compared to braces. While Invisalign is known for its high convenience and comfort, you will still need to follow some guidelines to ensure you get the most out of your smile straightening treatment.

Here are some everyday tips to help Invisalign straighten your teeth as quickly and effectively as possible:

Don’t neglect your floss. Flossing becomes extremely important when you are undergoing Invisalign. After you brush and put your aligners back in, anything that you didn’t get cleaned out (bacteria, food debris) will remain stuck against your teeth for a long period of time, or until you remove your aligners again. Flossing ensures you are cleaning your teeth as thoroughly as possible before you re-insert the aligners.

Don’t stray from your instructions. Your dentist will give you specific rules for your trays, including wearing them as much as possible during the first 48 hours of each set as well as wearing them at least 22 hours a day. You’ll need to be precise about changing them out on time and in the right order. It is a very calculated process that needs to be adhered to for optimal results.

Don’t get frustrated with the speech “learning curve”. Your aligners will feel strange at first – this is normal. You may even talk with a lisp for the first days. Instead of getting frustrated and taking your trays out to talk, try to power through and let your mouth adjust to the new appliance. It will get better!

Don’t forget to clean your aligners. You may be so anxious to remove your trays to clean your teeth, that you neglect to care for your aligners. The best way to clean your Invisalign trays is with warm water and antibacterial soap. Don’t use toothpaste to clean your trays; it is too abrasive.

Don’t miss out on whitening benefits. While you should hold off on professional teeth whitening treatment until after your Invisalign is complete, now is the perfect time to use a whitening toothpaste. Many patients find that the effects of whitening toothpastes are maximized while wearing Invisalign trays!

Don’t dismiss the importance of a retainer. Once your Invisalign is complete and your teeth have shifted into ideal position, you will likely be asked to wear a custom retainer. This phase of your treatment is critical, as it prevents the tendency for your teeth to migrate back to their original position. Neglecting to wear your retainer as instructed could sabotage your entire treatment plan.

Want to learn more about Invisalign? Schedule your consult at Gilreath Family Dentistry. We look forward to explaining what this innovative clear aligner therapy is all about and what it can do for you.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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