5 Keys to Creating Beautiful Smiles with Aligners

At Reichheld Ting Orthodontics, our team of experienced doctors is dedicated to helping you achieve a stunning, healthy smile using the latest in orthodontic technology. Dr. Jay, Dr. Brian, Dr. Steve, and Dr. Tim intend for our patients to make jaws drop (but not yours, though). One of our patients’ most popular treatment options in Acton, Billerica, Lowell, and Westford is Invisalign clear aligners. As Diamond Plus providers of Invisalign, our expert team is ranked in the Top 1% of providers in the country. With our knowledge, we want to share five essential keys to creating beautiful smiles with aligners in this blog post. Follow these 5 tips, and you’ll be well on your way to a gorgeous, confident grin.

Our Smile Touch-up Program lets you cater your treatment to the specific needs of your unique smile. What does that mean for you? Less time in the office and more time active in your life. Plus, it’ll save you money.

Maintain Excellent Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is critical when using clear aligners. All of our doctors and the rest of the team at Reichheld Ting Orthodontics emphasize the importance of brushing and flossing regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy. 

Brush and Floss Regularly

When wearing aligners, brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing once daily is vital. This routine will help prevent plaque buildup and minimize the risk of tooth decay or gum disease, which could delay your treatment progress.

Clean Your Aligners

Just as you clean your teeth, cleaning your aligners daily is crucial. Our doctors suggest gently brushing your aligners with a soft toothbrush and rinsing them with lukewarm water to remove debris or bacteria.

Follow Your Customized Treatment Plan

Each patient at Reichheld Ting Orthodontics receives a personalized treatment plan carefully crafted by our experienced team of orthodontists. To achieve the best results, following your plan closely is essential.

Wear Your Aligners Consistently

For your clear aligners to work effectively, you should wear them for the recommended 20-22 hours per day. Remove them only for eating, drinking, and cleaning your teeth and aligners.

Stick to Your Aligner Schedule

Our doctors advise patients to change their aligners according to the schedule provided by their doctor. Switching aligners too early or too late can hinder your progress and potentially cause discomfort.

5 keys to creating beautiful smiles with aligners

Protect and Care for Your Aligners

Taking proper care of your aligners is crucial to ensure they remain effective and discreet throughout your treatment.

Store Aligners in Their Case

Our team recommends storing your aligners in their protective case when not in use. This practice will keep them safe from damage and minimize the risk of losing them.

Avoid Exposure to Extreme Temperatures

Avoid exposing your aligners to high heat or freezing temperatures to prevent warping or damage. Please don’t leave them in a hot car; never use hot water to clean them.

Keep Your Orthodontic Appointments

Regular visits to Reichheld Ting Orthodontics are vital to your aligner treatment. These appointments allow our doctors to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

Attend Scheduled Checkups

The Reichheld Ting team emphasizes attending all scheduled checkups every 8-12 weeks. These appointments enable our team to ensure your treatment is on track and address any concerns you may have.

Be Prepared for Your Appointments

Arrive at your appointment with your current set of aligners, your next set, and any previous sets you may still have. This preparation will allow your orthodontist and our team to assess your progress accurately and make any necessary adjustments.

Celebrate Your Beautiful Smile

As you follow these tips and complete your Invisalign treatment, you’ll begin to see stunning results and enjoy a beautiful, functional smile. We take pride in helping our patients achieve the smile of their dreams at Reichheld Ting Orthodontics.

Share Your Success

Don’t be shy about showing off your gorgeous new smile! Share your success with friends and family. Tell them about your positive experience at our Acton, Billerica, Lowell, and Westford offices.

Maintain Your Results

After completing your aligner treatment, the doctors recommend wearing retainers to preserve your results. Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding retainer use to keep your smile looking fabulous for years to come.

5 keys to creating beautiful smiles with aligners

Get Your Invisalign Clear Aligners at Reichheld Ting Orthodontics

Did you know that keeping your appointments can earn trips to Starbucks? What about video games and books? When you do things like: 

  • Show up on time for your appointment
  • Brush and floss before your appointment
  • Wear your Reichheld Ting T-shirt to our office

You can earn Sharky Bucks in our Shark Nation Rewards program! Ask for more details at your next appointment! 

Clear aligner treatment is an excellent option for discreet and effective orthodontic solutions. By following these five keys to success, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful, confident smile. If you’re considering clear aligners or have questions about your orthodontic journey, don’t hesitate to reach out to the friendly and knowledgeable team at Reichheld Ting Orthodontics. With offices in Acton, Billerica, Lowell, and Westford, we’re here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let Dr. Jay Reichheld, Dr. Stephen Reichheld, Dr. Brian Ting, and Dr. Timothy Reichheld guide you on the path to a stunning, healthy smile. Visit us here to schedule a free consultation.