During the holiday season, it is important to keep our smile looking bright and healthy. After all, you have a whole social calendar of events to attend during this time of year – there are going to be tons of opportunities to smile for selfies with friends and family. But what if your smile isn’t quite up to par? Having a crooked smile will prevent you from showing off your holiday joy in a photo. So, what do you do? Time to make a dental appointment and let a professional introduce you to invisible braces just in time for your holiday celebrations.

Since 1998, there has been an aesthetic alternative to the typical tooth-straightening option. Invisalign can now straighten your teeth without wires and glued brackets. Using clear aligners, Invisalign will allow you to achieve your dream smile even if you have misaligned, crooked, or gapped teeth. You are less restricted than with traditional braces, but there is some maintenance involved. In order to ensure that your Invisalign aligners are in good condition, keep the following care tips in mind as you use the Invisalign system:

  • Wear your aligners at all times, except when eating, brushing, and flossing. Failure to wear your aligners will prevent your teeth from becoming straight.
  • Avoid gums and caramels at all times. The chewy material will instantly ruin your aligners.
  • Avoid placing your aligners in places that are too warm because this could potentially damage your aligners.
  • Clean your aligners often. Aligners should be gently cleaning with a tooth brush and soap in cool water.