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The Dos And Don'ts Of Invisalign

The Dos And Don'ts Of Invisalign

Invisalign has transformed smiles across Canada. People of all ages can now beam with straight teeth without the inconvenience and hassle of traditional metal braces. Invisalign offers a non-invasive and convenient alternative suitable for patients of all ages. Invisalign is an innovative cosmetic dentistry technique used to fix dental problems such as:

  • Crowding
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

These clear aligners offer a discreet, comfortable, and convenient way to achieve a beautiful smile. However, there are certain things you should and shouldn't do to protect your aligners and ensure the best possible outcome. Let’s look at the dos and don'ts of Invisalign to help you make the most of your treatment.

Invisalign Dos And Don’ts

DO wear your aligners as prescribed
One of the most important things to remember when it comes to Invisalign is to wear your aligners as prescribed by your orthodontist. This means wearing them for at least 22 hours per day, removing them only when eating, brushing, or flossing. If you don't wear your aligners as recommended, it can prolong your treatment or even result in the need for additional aligners.

DON’T eat or drink anything other than water while wearing your aligners
When you're wearing your aligners, avoid eating or drinking anything other than water. The aligners can become stained or damaged if you eat or drink anything else. And if you don’t brush your teeth before putting your Invisalign back in,  it could result in tooth decay. It's best to remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water.

DO clean your aligners regularly
Just like your teeth, your aligners can accumulate bacteria and plaque over time. To keep them clean and hygienic, clean them regularly. You can do this by brushing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and water, or by using the Invisalign cleaning system. Avoid using hot water or toothpaste, as this can damage the aligners.

DON’T use your aligners as a tool
It might be tempting to use your aligners to open bottles, hold things, or chew on them when you're bored, but this can damage them and compromise your treatment. Your aligners are designed to apply gentle pressure to your teeth to gradually move them into the correct position. Any additional pressure or force can damage them and interrupt your treatment.

DO keep up with your dental appointments
Regular dental appointments are essential to maintaining good oral health, especially when you're undergoing orthodontic treatment. Make sure to keep up with your regular check-ups and cleanings to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Your dentist can also monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

DON’T skip brushing and flossing
Keeping up with your oral health is essential when you're undergoing Invisalign treatment. Failing to brush and floss regularly can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and rinse your mouth with water after each meal or snack.

DO be patient
Invisalign treatment takes time, and it's important to be patient and stick with it. Your dentist will give you a treatment plan with a timeline for your specific case. Make sure to follow the plan and attend all of your appointments. You may experience some discomfort or soreness during the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners, but this is normal and should subside quickly.

DON’T hesitate to contact your dentist if you have any concerns
If you have any concerns or questions about your treatment, don't hesitate to contact your orthodontist. They can provide you with the information and support you need to ensure the best possible outcome. Whether you're experiencing discomfort, have a question about your treatment plan, or need to schedule an appointment, your orthodontist is there to help.

Get The Most Out Of Invisalign At Dr. Korol Dental

Invisalign is an effective and popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can help you achieve a beautiful, straight smile. To ensure the best possible outcome, it's important to follow the dos and don'ts of Invisalign. This includes wearing your aligners as prescribed, avoiding eating or drinking anything other than water while wearing them, cleaning them regularly, and keeping up with your dental appointments. By following these guidelines, you can enjoy a successful Invisalign treatment and a beautiful, healthy smile.

Dr. Korol and her skilled and compassionate team are committed to providing the highest quality and safest, most holistic approach to dental care, oral health, and overall well-being. We offer the newest and most effective treatments and technologies including Invisalign to support a lifetime of good health. Our practice is committed to a biocompatible approach to family dentistry. Book your appointment by calling (403) 245-9099 or filling out our online form.


Biocompatible dentistry is an approach that considers a patient's total wellness compared to treating a patient just for their teeth and dental needs. Various diseases can result in oral health issues. Biocompatible dentistry takes this into consideration when treating oral health issues to ensure the total well-being of the patient.

Invisalign treatments typically last for 12-18 months depending on your unique case and goals with your oral health and smile.


The Invisalign process involves 5 simple steps:

  1. Invisalign Consultation
  2. Customized Cosmetic Treatment
  3. Custom, Removable Trays    
  4. Regular Checkups With the Dentist    
  5. Beautiful, Straight Smile!


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