New Year’s Eve and exciting parties are just around the corner! Do you know what you need to do to keep up with your Invisalign treatment during this exciting time? You might think to yourself, “Of course, I’ll just do what I always do.” However, you may find that a few thoughtful tips will offer you the safety net you didn’t know you needed. Consider simple ways to make sure your orthodontic treatment remains on track this holiday.
Tip #1: Don’t Forget You’ve Taken Them Out
There’s something about the holidays that makes time seem like it’s standing still. Lazing around, snacking, spending time with friends and loved ones, and forgetting about your cares can be a wonderful experience – but it can also threaten your Invisalign treatment. Do yourself a big favor and create some sort of reminder system, so you replace your trays not long after you take them out.
Tip #2: Don’t Leave Them Behind
While a few extra hours of missed treatment is certainly not ideal, going days at a time without your Invisalign treatment can negatively affect your progress. As a result, we strongly suggest you set a reminder in your phone or make a prioritized list that includes remembering your Invisalign trays for travel. Don’t leave them behind at a party or forget to bring them on your trip.
Tip #3: Remember To Rinse, Brush, and Floss
When you take your trays out and eat, you don’t want to simply replace them right away. Instead, brush and floss your teeth – and rinse your trays – and then place them back in your mouth to protect your smile and your trays.