a. The Invisalign packets that you have been given are numbered.
b. Each packet is to be worn for 1 week
c. Change you aligners at night as they are quite stiff when you put your new aligners in. By morning once you have slept with them they should have softened up and easier to remove.
d. When you place your first aligners, they may be a little uncomfortable, but this sensation will pass after the first couple of days.
e. When placing the aligners, you must align the aligners to your front teeth then push them into place, first at the back, then the middle and then at the front, you should hear a click once they are in.
f. There should be no gap between your teeth and the aligner, they should fit and be snug like a glove, if there are gaps between the aligners and teeth then please call Dr Shah ASAP.
Rules you have to follow:
a. You must wear your aligners for 24 hours a day.
b. You eat with them in.
c. Only take them out to brush your teeth.
d. They are fine to stay in while drinking all liquids, except hot drinks (these will melt the plastic).
Issues you may observe:
a. Speech may be impaired just while you get used to wearing the aligners. After that it will come back to normal
b. Aligners may not fit perfectly with a gap between the aligners and the teeth. Please call 9267 7777 if that happens or let Dr. Shah know at your next visit.
c. The aligners may feel tight and painful. Please take pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. The discomfort may last for a day to three days.
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