You will need to do more than clean your Invisalign to care for your alignment. Part of aligner treatment involves wearing aligners for 20-22 hours a day. This interval is crucial because wearing your Invisalign will only straighten teeth if your teeth experience consistent force from the aligners.
Many people misplace their aligners because they are so see-through. You can develop new routines to prevent this from happening. For example, it’s a good idea to always put them immediately in their case when not in use. Being mindful of where you place your aligners can help you keep track of them.
When you are away from home, it’s a smart idea to keep three pairs of aligners with you. Aligners can be stored in your backpack, glove box, or purse.
If your travel plans take you out of town, bring enough spares to cover your current set, previous set, and next set.
Many people make the mistake of thinking their case is hard to lose. But if you ask any current Invisalign user, you will find it’s easy to misplace your case. Prepare for this by buying a spare case ahead of time.
You may find it helpful to prepare a small go-bag with all of your Invisalign essentials in it. This go-bag should include back-up aligners, a spare case, and toothpaste to help alleviate any future stress from losing your aligners away from home.