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The InvisalignⓇ system is a brand of clear and removable aligners that has become increasingly popular for patients who want cosmetic and discreet smile realignment. The clear aligners are very durable and virtually invisible to the casual observer. It’s important to keep your aligners and smile clean for optimal orthodontic treatment.

At your initial orthodontic consultation, our orthodontist and the team will take dental X-rays as well as an impression of your smile and send them to the lab to have your custom aligner trays custom created in the pattern of your alignment goals.

You will need to switch your plastic aligners every two weeks for slightly different ones over the course of about six to eight weeks. Each set of aligners should be worn for around 20 to 22 hours per day, but they can be removed for eating. Refrain from smoking or using tobacco products while wearing your aligners.

It’s important to maintain an effective oral hygiene regimen that includes brushing and flossing throughout your treatment process. Keep your aligners hygienic by rinsing them daily with an antiseptic mouthwash. Speak with our orthodontist about brushing your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to determine the proper way to keep them clean.

If you are interested in receiving aligners in Tulsa and Bixby, OK, please feel free to call True Smile Orthodontics at 918-364-2222 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Chris Trockel.