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Invisalign Instructions Marietta, GA

Invisalign Instructions

Congratulations on starting your Invisalign Treatment! We want this to be a great experience for you. Please follow these instructions and you will have a great outcome!!

  • The biggest thing we stress is that Invisalign trays must be worn at least 22 hrs each day with no more than 40 minutes out. If trays are worn any less than 22 hrs each day, movement will not occur as projected.
  • Before reaching the last set of trays, please make sure you have an appointment set up to pick up more trays as we are currently booked 3-4 weeks out.
  • Please change your aligners every 7 days, as long as your teeth are “tracking” correctly. This is explained below.
  • CHEWIES: Use 3x/day for 20 minutes for the first 3 days after aligner change!
    This is CRUCIAL for success: Use your chewies for 3x a day for 20 minutes for the first 3 days after the aligner change to help to seat the aligner. You bite into the chewies a few times and then bite down on and hold them in place for a few minutes. You can do two at a time. Here’s how: With your aligners in place, hold one chewie in each hand between your thumb and index finger. Position them in the front teeth area. Bite up and down 10 times, then bite down and hold them in place for 5 minutes. Put pressure on the chewie. Then reposition them around the canine area and do the same thing. Then position them in the molar area and do the same thing. Have a second set of chewies in your car and at work. If you are able, chew on them. It will make your treatment go much smoother and faster!
  • Aligners are made so that EVERY tooth should fit perfectly into them at the end of the wear period. Consequently, at the end of your 7 days, if there are ANY spaces between any tooth and the aligner that can’t be eliminated with chewies after 48 hours, please go back to the previous aligner and wear it another week and then try to advance again. If the aligner still isn’t tracking after that, please give us a call and stay in your old aligner. DO NOT ADVANCE. This is CRITICAL for success.
  • When you go to your next aligner, soak the previous trays in hydrogen peroxide for 10 minutes, dry them and put them back in their zip bag. KEEP ALL YOUR PREVIOUSLY WORN TRAYS.
  • It is normal for fresh aligners to fit tightly and apply pressure to your teeth. This pressure should lessen as you wear each step.
  • Contact us if you experience any fitting issues.
  • Remove the aligners to eat. However, you can drink cold or warm liquids with the aligners in. Avoid colored or hot liquids.
  • If you drink something sugary, please rinse your mouth with water. Brush and floss after every meal to prevent food and drinks from getting trapped under the aligner.
  • It is normal to speak with a slight lisp while your tongue adjusts to the aligners— this usually goes away within a few days.
  • You may experience dry mouth. Drink plenty of water.
  • Store aligners in the provided case.
  • Advance to the next step when directed by your doctor via the MONITORING PAGE. (more below).
  • Keep aligners away from pets (they love to chew on them)
  • If you suspect an adverse reaction to wearing them, discontinue use and consult your doctor.


We use virtual monitoring to help keep you on track. This is done using your smart phone and a webpage. No download or APP is needed. You simply take pictures of your teeth (as shown on the page) and upload them to the page along with some other info. Dr. Gilreath will evaluate your progress and get back to you within one day to let you know how to proceed.

You can find the webpage at
or by using the QR CODE

QR CODE Invisalign Instructions

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We’d love to have you as part of our practice family.
Please call us at (770) 796-7081.

Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

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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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
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