Tips & Tricks For Your Clear Aligners

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Did you know over 14 million people, including over 4 million teens, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles? The Invisalign system uses custom-fitted clear aligners to gently yet effectively move your teeth into their proper orientation.

As a popular choice for all ages, it’s important to keep up with your oral hygiene while using them. Here are a few tips and tricks:

• After wearing your clear aligners for 20-22 hours a day, consider cleaning your aligner trays when you take them out to eat so they’ll be sanitized and ready once you’re done with your meal.

• It’s important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush, antibacterial soap, and cool water to clean your clear aligners — these are gentle ways to avoid damage.

• Make sure to clean your teeth after you eat so that the clear aligner will fit over your teeth properly and without bacterial buildup that could lead to tooth or gum damage.

• Set a daily reminder to ensure you wear your aligners for the recommended time.

• Make sure to complete your “Barakat On Trac scans” weekly so Dr. Barakat and Dr. Mojarrad can follow along with your progress.

Barakat Orthodontics is a 1% Top Invisalign Provider; click here to learn more about the Invisalign system.

Dr. Rana Barakat, a board-certified specialist in Orthodontics, has been proudly serving Northern Virginia for more than 20-years! She has built her practice on a personal touch and excellent treatment.

As a parent, she understands wanting the best for your children by giving them beautiful, confident smiles. She makes it a priority to ensure optimal results, but also believes that each patient’s experience during treatment is just as important as the clinical result. As the 2015-16 President of the Virginia Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Barakat’s dedication and expertise reflect why her peers continue to nominate her as a Top Dentist.

Barakat Orthodontics is located at 45745 Nokes Blvd., Ste. 175, Sterling, VA 20166. Connect by visiting them online, or get social with them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Barakat Orthodontics can also be reached at (703) 433-9330.