6 Pro Tips For Wearing Invisalign

Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 5.16.24 PMIf you just got your first set of Invisalign at our Toronto orthodontic office, you might be a little excited or nervous about living with Invisalign. Wearing your Invisalign will be a slight adjustment to what you’re accustomed to, but we have a few tips for our Toronto Invisalign patients to make living with Invisalign even easier than ever. Here are our top tips for wearing Invisalign in Toronto.

Getting Used To Talking With Invisalign

Invisalign is clear and nearly impossible to see, but the people you are close to might notice something different about you while you’re wearing Invisalign, at least at the beginning of treatment. Even though Invisalign is clear thin and hardly noticeable, you may have a slight lisp when you first start wearing them. Your friends and family may notice the lisp but don’t worry, after a while you will get used to talking with Invisalign, and your lisp will disappear.  

The 22-Hour Rule

One of the main reasons our Toronto orthodontic office loves Invisalign so much is because of how effective they are. Typically we see shorter treatment times for patients who are wearing Invisalign when compared to traditional braces. There is one caveat to this though; it only is quicker if you wear them for 22 hours or more a day. This means all day every day unless you’re eating or brushing your teeth, which you should be doing after you eat too. If you don’t wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day your treatment time will drastically lengthen.

Invest in Travel Toothbrushes… a Lot of Travel Toothbrushes

This tip is one of the harder parts about wearing Invisalign. Every time you eat or drink anything other than water you need to brush your teeth if you’re wearing Invisalign. If you don’t brush your teeth, bacteria can build up more easily between your aligner and your teeth causing plaque to develop more quickly. Because of this, we highly suggest buying a lot of travel sized toothbrushes and keeping them everywhere. Keep them in your purse,  your pocket,  your desk at work, the car, your friend’s house, their friend’s house, anywhere that you might be eating you should have at least one travel toothbrush.

You Might Lose a Little Weight

This is a benefit for some people and a disadvantage for others. When we see our Toronto Invisalign patients come in for a new set of aligners one of the more common things we hear is “I’ve lost weight because of Invisalign!” Now this doesn’t happen to everyone, but we do see some people lose a few pounds because they would rather leave their aligners in than have a snack in the middle of the day.

Watch What you Drink

One of the more common mistakes we see with our newer Toronto Invisalign wearers is drinking liquids that can easily stain your teeth and Invisalign aligners. Drinks like red wine, coffee, and tea are highly acidic and can discolor your teeth and your aligners. If you ever want to enjoy a glass of wine or your morning cup of joe, just make sure to remove your Invisalign aligners before taking a sip.

Keep Your Invisalign Aligners Clean

Just like your teeth, your Invisalign aligners will have bacteria grow on them over time. Unlike your teeth, you shouldn’t use toothpaste on your Invisalign aligners. Toothpaste is slightly abrasive, which means if used on an Invisalign aligner, it can make micro-scratches on the surface which will eventually turn yellow. We suggest using either denture cleaning tablets or Invisalign’s cleaning crystals at least once a week to clean your Invisalign aligners.

Get Started With Invisalign in Toronto Today

Now that you’re an expert in how to get the most out of Invisalign, contact City Orthodontics today! We’re Toronto’s Invisalign experts and are here to get you started on your treatment plan or simply answer any questions you may have about Invisalign or our other orthodontic treatments. We hope to hear from you soon!


Accelerated Treatment & Invisalign: A Match Made in Heaven

Screen Shot 2017-07-19 at 10.55.27 AMInvisalign system is hard to beat. Using a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth instead of metal braces, Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth without a latticework of metal, allowing for virtually invisible orthodontic treatment – and because you remove the aligners to eat, you can still enjoy all your favorite foods.

But it’s actually possible to make treatment with Invisalign even more convenient. When combined with an accelerated treatment program like Propel or AcceleDent, Invisalign offers all the advantages of convenient treatment as well as a reduced treatment time. As a premier orthodontist serving the Toronto area, City Orthodontics is proud to provide Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and accelerated orthodontics at our office – so you can straighten your smile using the most convenient form of treatment on the market.

Combining Convenience with Speed

The Invisalign system is a revolutionary alternative to braces, and it’s gained massive popularity as an orthodontic treatment for good reason. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when worn, and the ability to still enjoy your favorite foods and maintain oral hygiene normally give it a huge advantage compared to braces. But when Invisalign is combined with accelerated treatment, things hit a whole new level.

Accelerated treatment methods like AcceleDent and Propel Orthodontics are simple, convenient, easy-to-use devices that have been clinically proven to cut treatment times by up to half. These devices use tiny vibrations called micropulses to stimulate the jawbone and gently, safely speed up the movement of teeth. All they require is about 20 minutes of use per day, and your hands are still free while you’re using them, so you can speed up your tooth movement while texting, reading, or surfing the web – making it even more of a convenient solution.

Get A Brand New Smile in Just 6 Months with Your Toronto Orthodontist

With the combination of Invisalign and accelerated orthodontics, you can revolutionize your life with a gorgeous new smile without the hassles of braces – and you may be able to do it in as little as six months. Call us today at 416.222.3223 to learn more about this potent orthodontic combination, and if you’d like to get started on your own orthodontic journey, just reach out to us at our contact page to schedule a consultation. We’re looking forward to helping you achieve a beautiful new smile faster and more conveniently than you ever thought possible!

Reasons Teens Love Invisalign

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We make it our goal at City Orthodontics to provide you with a beautiful smile with our convenient and efficient orthodontic treatments. One such high-quality treatment that we offer for our patients is Invisalign. While Invisalign is only intended for adults, that doesn’t mean that a teenager can’t enjoy the same benefits. As your trusted Toronto Invisalign providers, we’re also proud to offer a treatment that’s meant for teenagers – Invisalign Teen. Our teenage patients have grown to love this orthodontic treatment and we’d like to share with you some of the reasons why.

Invisalign Offers a Discreet Treatment

One of the drawbacks of traditional braces – especially for teens – is that braces are highly noticeable. Many teenagers may be nervous about how they’ll look while wearing braces and they’ll be hesitant to get them. With Invisalign though, this isn’t a problem. The aligners of Invisalign are virtually invisible, meaning that other people won’t even notice that a patient with Invisalign is even undergoing orthodontic treatment.

It’s Comfortable

Instead of being comprised of metal brackets and wires like traditional braces are, Invisalign is made of smooth polyurethane plastic. With traditional braces, the metal can occasionally scrape against a patient’s cheeks, lips, or gums, causing irritations. Invisalign doesn’t have this problem and generally offers a more comfortable orthodontic experience.

It’s Beneficial for Patients Who Play Sports

Many teenagers are involved in sports, whether it’s basketball, football, soccer, or something else. One commonality among these sports (and many other sports) is that there’s the possibility of physical contact. For a patient with braces, even if he or she is wearing a mouthguard, any contact to the face can potentially cause the braces to break and inflict more harm on the teenager’s mouth. Thankfully, the aligners of Invisalign are durable and likely won’t break or cause any extra damage to a patient’s mouth.

Patients Can Eat Whatever They Want

With braces, it’s necessary to avoid certain foods because of the potential that they may either break or loosen the wires or brackets of the braces. These foods that should be avoided include both hard and sticky foods. However, with Invisalign, there’s no need to have any food restrictions because the aligners are removable. A person can just simply remove the aligners and eat whatever he or she likes. It’s perfect for most teens who already have picky eating habits.

Contact Your Toronto Invisalign Providers Today!

If you’re in or around Toronto and you’re interested in Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, we hope you’ll come in to see us for a consultation. You can schedule an appointment by giving us a call at (416) 222-3223. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!