Have you started wearing Invisalign aligners? Then you’re on your way to a beautiful smile.
However, if you’re not comfortable wearing them in public, it’s probably getting in the way of your social life.
If you are having trouble adjusting, then follow these 5 tips to help you in the process.
1. Kiss Lipstick Goodbye
While wearing lipstick will not affect the effectiveness of your Invisalign, you might find yourself in some embarrassing situations if you decide to wear it.
Colored lipstick and lip gloss might get stuck in your aligners if you don’t pay attention. This might be a problem if you’re at work or in other public situation.
When you’re in the process of adjusting to your Invisalign, you might want to avoid attracting more attention to your mouth than you need to.
2. Choose your Drinks Wisely
While you wear your Invisalign, you might not have as much freedom with drinks as you would think.
Water will become your best friend, and you can say goodbye to many drinks that could stain your aligners.
You should avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and any other liquid that could stain your teeth. If a liquid has the potential to stain your teeth, it will also stain your Invisalign.
3. Always Carry your Containers
When you’re out in public, you should make sure you always carry your Invisalign containers. The containers will come in handy when you’re enjoying lunch or dinner at a restaurant. The last thing you want is to try to remove them to eat and find you left your containers at home.
Don’t forget to always step to the restroom before you remove them because it’s not something you want to do in public.
4. Don’t be Afraid to Clean Them
You might be hesitant to clean your aligners while wearing Invisalign in public, but it’s necessary you do so. If you find yourself surrounded by people, you simply have to step into the restroom to do it in private.
You’ll have to pour some mouthwash into your container and let them soak while you’re enjoying lunch or dinner. And you should brush and clean your teeth before you put your aligners back on.
5. Avoid Too Much Sugar
While you should limit your sugar intake because it damages your teeth, you should also limit your sugar intake while you wear Invisalign.
If you’re going to chew gum, make sure it’s sugar-free. Also, some alcoholic drinks contain lots of sugar that could harm your tooth enamel. Not cleaning your teeth thoroughly before you put them back on will only encourage the buildup of plaque.
That’s why it’s best you try to stay away from sugar when you’re in public since you might not be able to clean the sugar residue.
Wearing Invisalign in Public is Easy
If you’re new to wearing Invisalign in public, you might be nervous to face some social situations. Follow these simple tips while you adjust and feel more comfortable wearing your aligners.
Think Invisalign aligners are right for you? Contact us at Pacific Beach Smile Studio for a consultation.