Month: October 2020

What Do I Need To Do For The Best Invisalign Results?

two women, smiling with ice cream, outside, Invisalign results

Over 8 million people have used Invisalign® in the United States! It’s not difficult to understand why Invisalign is so popular; this treatment offers convenience, comfort, and a custom design. When you start your treatment with Invisalign at Jupiter Orthodontics, you’re experiencing the most technologically-advanced clear aligners in the world.

We believe patient education is essential to a successful orthodontic treatment, so we will always provide you with all of the information and resources you need to support you throughout your treatment.

If you are currently undergoing Invisalign treatment, or you’re ready to begin treatment with Invisalign to maximize your quality of life, we have some tips to help you achieve the best Invisalign results!

5 Tips to achieve the best Invisalign results

  1. Store your aligners properly.Be careful to not misplace your aligners! Even though one of the benefits of Invisalign is their transparent appearance, this also means that they can be easy to misplace if you don’t store them in your carrying case.It is important to carry your Invisalign case with you to avoid losing them or throwing them away by mistake.
  2. Floss and brush your teeth regularly.With Invisalign aligners and braces, you should always floss and brush your teeth regularly. It is important that you are dedicated to brushing your teeth two to three times a day, not only to prevent stains, but to prevent gum disease, and bacteria build-up too!Flossing is essential.Flossing helps to remove the food particles lodged between your teeth to minimize your chances of developing gum disease.Pro tip: Invisalign is removable, so you can take your aligners out to brush and floss after every meal. Consider carrying a small travel toothbrush, so you can clean your teeth as often as you need. Be sure to rinse your aligners with lukewarm water periodically throughout the day.
  3. Wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day.For your aligners to be effective, it’s important to wear them for at least 22 hours each day. At your initial consultation with Dr. King, he will discuss your expected treatment length with you. The length of your treatment will depend on your specific case, but if you don’t wear your aligners as instructed, you’re likely to experience a longer treatment than initially expected! However, if you follow all instructions you’ll be seeing results before you know it.Dr. King advises you to wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, and only remove them to eat, brush, floss and drink liquids other than waterWearing your clear aligners as instructed by Dr. King is crucial for staying on track with your treatment, maximizing your results, and ensuring an efficient treatment process!
  4. Wear your retainer after your treatment is completed.Completing your Invisalign treatment is certainly a reason to smile! To keep your smile in its beautiful new position, you will need to wear a retainer as the final phase of your orthodontic treatment. The goal of a retainer is to hold your teeth in place while they stabilize and settle into the jawbone.Dr. King will advise you on how often to wear your retainer as your Invisalign treatment comes to a close. At first, you’ll wear your retainer day and night to support your teeth and gums and prevent them from shifting. If you don’t wear your retainer and your teeth revert to their previous position, you’re reversing all of the work you and Dr. King put into your new smile!
  5. Don’t miss your orthodontic appointments! Last, but certainly not least, it’s important that you attend all of your orthodontic appointments and follow Dr. King’s instructions throughout your treatment. Your regular orthodontic appointments are critical for monitoring your progress and making any necessary adjustments to improve your treatment process. At your appointments, don’t be shy to ask Dr. King any questions. The more you know, the better!

We are confident that you’ll be extremely satisfied with your Invisalign results when you choose treatment with Dr. King! If you completed treatment with another orthodontist and you’re unhappy with your invisalign results, or you’re currently in treatment elsewhere and are unhappy, we encourage you to reach out to us. We are 20,000 beautiful smiles strong—and counting!

Ready to begin your journey to a healthy, confident smile? Request your free orthodontic exam with Dr. King today! Visit our Jupiter office, or schedule a virtual smile assessment without leaving your home.

We are on a mission to provide affordable, high-quality treatment to every family, regardless of their financial situation!

Three Easy Steps To Keep Your Teeth White With Braces

How to keep teeth white with braces, Jupiter, girl with blonde hair smiling with braces

Are you planning to start treatment with braces soon, or your treatment is coming to an end and you’re scared of stained teeth? We know teeth stains may be a cause for concern for some people, but we have tips to help you achieve the smile you’ve always desired—without the stains!

The first thing to keep in mind is that braces themselves don’t stain your teeth; braces are made of high-grade materials that don’t rust or cause discoloration.
It’s the build-up of plaque and food particles that can cause your teeth to turn yellow.

As your Jupiter Orthodontist, we are here to help you navigate your life with braces with three easy steps to keep your teeth white and your oral hygiene at its best!

3 Tips to Avoid Teeth Stains

1. Brush Your Teeth Thoroughly

Your mouth is home to over 700 types of bacteria, so you can imagine how much bacteria is on your teeth and around your gum line if you don’t brush diligently! Brushing your teeth at least twice a day can minimize plaque and bacteria that cause the teeth to stain. It can also ward off gum disease!

Committing to oral hygiene habits not only prevents stains, but it can also have a profound impact on your health and longevity. Consider using an interproximal orthodontics brush to optimize your results and clean the hard-to-reach spaces between brackets and wires!

2. Avoid Whitening Toothpaste

Some people may opt for whitening toothpaste, thinking it’ll prevent teeth staining. However, this method will actually make the problem worse! Whitening toothpaste can reduce the enamel responsible for the natural, beautiful shine on your teeth. It’ll also lighten the exposed tooth surfaces that aren’t covered by your braces brackets. Before you purchase any whitening products throughout your treatment, consult with Dr. King! He’ll help you make the best decision for your smile.

3. Use Flossing Threaders
Flossing threaders can make a huge difference in your treatment! Unfortunately, not enough people are flossing their teeth regularly. Research shows that only 37% of the American population flossed their teeth in 2016. Flossing regularly can maximize the results from your smile transformation. Flossing can help to prevent gum disease and tooth decay and clean the areas where a regular toothbrush can’t reach.

If you’re still wondering what you can do to keep your teeth white while having braces, we are here to help you! (Many of our patients choose Invisalign® clear aligners, because they’re removable and practically invisible. With clear aligners, there aren’t any brackets or wires to get in the way of your toothbrush or floss threaders!)

The Jupiter Orthodontics team is here to support you throughout your treatment. We don’t want you to fear yellow or stained teeth emerging after your treatment. Seeing your new smile is incredibly exciting—especially when you take the necessary precautions during your treatment to avoid stained teeth!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. If you’re ready to begin your smile journey, take the first step by requesting your free consultation today.

You can rest assured that you’re in the best hands when you visit Dr. King at Jupiter Orthodontics!