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Can I choose when to wear my Invisalign trays?

Generally speaking, no. 

Treatment for Invisalign clear braces in Springfield, MO only works when you are compliant with the instructions you receive from your dentist, and you need to wear your trays as often as possible if you want to notice a difference in your smile. Hand holding up Invisalign clear braces in Springfield MO

Daily Invisalign Wear

For the best chance of success with Invisalign in Springfield, MO, you need to wear your aligners seven days a week for at least 22 hours each day. You can and should remove your trays when you eat, drink hot beverages, and brush or floss your teeth. 

Although it may be tempting to remove your trays “here and there” for convenience, we promise that you will only see ideal results when you follow your treatment instructions correctly. The more frequently you wear your aligners, the faster your teeth will shift into place. 

Invisalign and Special Events

Every now and then, however, it’s acceptable to remove your trays for a few hours for a special occasion. One of the biggest perks of Invisalign is that you can take out your trays when you need to, and you aren’t stuck with bulky brackets and wires. 

If you have an upcoming event, such as a birthday party, wedding, family reunion, or important presentation at work, talk with our dentists beforehand. You can usually go without your aligners for one of these special events as long as you immediately put them back on your teeth when the event is over. 

Speak with a Dentist about Invisalign in Springfield, MO

If you’ve got specific questions about Invisalign, our dentists would be happy to speak with you. 

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