How To Fast Track Invisalign Treatment

By: Dr. Rebecca Koenigsberg

Who would like to speed up their Invisalign treatment? Everyone! So here’s the bottom line. You can improve the end result, getting the straight smile you’ve always wanted quickly and effectively. How?

Use AcceleDent Or Propel

These are great noninvasive ways to speed up the Invisalign process, allowing teeth to move more efficiently. You can switch into the next set of aligners faster and finish the entire treatment sooner.

How do they work? Micro pulses are distributed into the teeth, stimulating blood flow and improving the speed at which the jawbones remodels. They also firmly seat the tray allowing the planned movements to occur. The bottom line? Your teeth can sometimes move up to 50% faster.

Don’t Throw Them Away

Where do all the lost aligners go? Did you know dogs LOVE to eat the trays and cats love to play with them. But most often they wind up hidden under furniture or wrapped in a paper napkins which inevitably gets thrown away. Lost aligners eat up precious time, getting in the way of faster results. So carry a bright case with you and get in the habit of automatically storing them as soon as you take them out of your mouth, whether you are eating, drinking or brushing your teeth.

Are You Wearing Your Aligners At Least 22-Hours A day?

Dentists recommend that patients wear trays for at least 22 hours a day, which leaves 2 hours to eat, drink, brush and floss. When patients complain that their teeth aren’t moving fast enough, chances are they aren’t wearing their aligners as often as they should.  It’s the only way to get the results you want quickly. No way around it…

Attachments (Or Buttons) That Help Speed Up the Process

Invisalign has upped their game. The system has improved it’s ability to improve a wide range of orthodontic issues. For example a patient can get an attachment, or buttons, to help speed up the process. These buttons put more pressure on a specific tooth, moving it at a faster pace. Each different attachment assists with different movements. They are plastic composite bumps that get put onto the tooth, under the Invisalign tray.

Patients don’t love them and worry they will make the trays more obvious and less invisible. However, most patients get used to them quickly, thrilled when they help the overall case finish quicker and with better results.

Good Dental Hygiene Is A Plus

Cavities and other dental work should be taken care of before starting Invisalign. While using Invisalign, good hygiene is necessary so that you don’t end the Invisalign with any new dental issues.

How To Clean Your Aligners

You can use soap and water to clean your aligners and there are specific products one the market for helping to keep them clean.

If trays are only in for a week at a time, they tend not to get as stained. Avoid turmeric, yellow food die, curry and gum while the trays are in, or they will get stained bright yellow. If you can’t get to a toothbrush, rinse out with water after a meal, before putting the trays back in, to help reduce trays staining.

Speak to your dentist if you are dissatisfied with the pace of your Invisalign treatment. Together you can figure out if you are a good candidate for AcceleDent tor Propel to speed things up. Or you both can evaluate your daily habits to assess what’s standing in your way. Together you can fast track your way to the straight, more beautiful smile of your dreams!

Call 212.246.8700 to find out more information or click here to schedule an appointment with Gallery57Dental. Follow Gallery 57 Dental on Facebook here!

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