One of the biggest draws of choosing Invisalign over other types of orthodontic treatment is that Invisalign is far less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
People who choose Invisalign love the freedom and ease that Invisalign offers—you get to straighten your smile while still enjoying your normal routine.
While Invisalign is certainly more comfortable and adaptable than bulky braces, any smile straightening device can have an impact on your everyday life.
If you’re considering Invisalign, you’ll want to know exactly how your new aligners will affect day-to-day activities—including your dating life.
These tips and tricks will help prepare you for your Invisalign journey and help you understand all the ways Invisalign will affect your dating life.
Keeping Your Invisalign Clean
One of the biggest complaints when it comes to orthodontic appliances like braces or Invisalign is that you can develop bad breath. Bad breath is probably the last thing you want your date to notice about you.
The best way to avoid bad breath while wearing Invisalign is to keep your retainers clean. If you simply take your retainers out without ever cleaning them, they will start to develop bacteria. And of course, this bacteria will quickly lead to stinky aligners followed shortly by bad breath—not something you want to deal with.
Because of this, it’s a good idea to adopt a strict cleaning routine as soon as you get your first set of Invisalign retainers.
There are lots of ways you can keep your Invisalign trays clean. The best method is to purchase an Invisalign-specific cleaning kit. You can purchase these kits online or ask your dental hygienist if your local dentist office offers them.
You could also use an equal-parts mixture of white distilled vinegar and lukewarm tap water to soak your Invisalign trays for about thirty minutes. This mixture will help kill any bacteria, keeping your Invisalign trays nice and clean.
A lot of dates involve eating and drinking. While Invisalign retainers are supposed to be worn all day long, they do need to be removed while eating or drinking anything other than water. Drinks like coffee, beer, or wine, are likely to stain your aligners, making them more noticeable and unappealing.
Popping into the bathroom at a bar, restaurant, or coffee shop is an easy way to give yourself a moment to take out your aligners. Just don’t forget to put them in a safe spot in your bag or purse—you don’t want to accidentally throw your aligners away!
The Results Make Dating Easier
Once you get used to your aligners and have developed your routine for keeping them clean, taking them out, and putting them back in, you’ll find that your straighter teeth and invisible aligners actually make dating a lot easier and more fun.
Once you’ve finished your Invisalign treatment and have your beautifully straight teeth, there’s no doubt you will get a big confidence boost—making you ready to confidently conquer the dating world.
Talk To Our Skilled Team Of Dentists
At East Center Dental, our team is excited and ready to walk you through an Invisalign plan that’s right for you. Don’t live with a smile that you’re not entirely satisfied with—contact us today!