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The Invisalign® Starter Kit: Everything You Need to Get Started

What’s inside your Invisalign® Welcome Kit?

Your Invisalign® Starter Kit comes in a handy travel pouch. When you open it, you’ll see an elegant box; inside the box you’ll see a sleek case to store your aligners, cleaning crystals to keep your aligners fresh, a welcome brochure, and use and care instructions manual for your Invisalign® aligners.

When you start orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners, you will soon be on your way to a straighter smile. But before you can start wearing them, you need to get your starter kit! This article will walk you through everything you’ll receive as part of your Invisalign® journey and how to use it.

Getting your Invisalign® aligners

Your Invisalign® clear aligners will come in a labeled box telling you the number of clear aligners in that box. In addition, each set of aligners is individually packaged and labeled.

As you unwrap your aligners, read the number on the package. This will help you make sure you’re moving from stage to stage in the correct order.

You will also receive a container to put your aligners in, instructions, and cleaning crystals like mentioned above. The container is vital to keep your aligners clean and safe when you’re not wearing them. Keeping your aligners in your storage case is highly recommended to prevent pets from chewing them or losing them.

How To Use the Aligners and Cleaning Crystals

The first thing you need to do is clean your aligners. Do this by soaking them in the cleaning crystals for 15 minutes. After they’ve soaked, rinse them off and put them back in the container.

It’s important to clean your aligners every day to prevent bacteria from building up.

To put in your aligners, simply place them over your teeth and lightly push until they snap into place. You should always wear them for 20-22 hours a day, only taking them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Moving Through Each Stage in the Correct Order

As you wear your aligners, you will need to move from stage to stage in the correct order. This will ensure that your teeth are moving correctly. Simply read the number on the package and match it to your current set to do this. If you lose your aligners and you don’t have your next set of aligners to move to, you should wear your previous ones to prevent your teeth from shifting and call your orthodontist as soon as you can. Therefore, it’s important to keep all your aligners till your orthodontist tells you it’s ok to dispose them.

If you have any questions about your Invisalign® starter kit, ask your orthodontist. They will be able to help you through every step of the process!

What to Expect

Now that you know what comes in your Invisalign® Welcome Kit, you’re probably wondering what to expect next. Here are a few things you can expect after getting your kit:

  • Give yourself time to adjust: Wearing your aligners for such a long time can take some days to get used to. However, this is normal, and in no time, you will forget that you’re even wearing them!
  • Soreness: You may experience some soreness as your teeth begin to move. This is normal! Just be sure to take it easy for the first few days, and you should be fine.
  • Remember to take your aligners out when drinking and eating: You’ll need to take your aligners out when you drink and eat. This can be tricky to remember at first, but you’ll get the hang of it! The only safe drink you have is cold water. For everything else, always remove them.

Conclusion

With Invisalign®, you can expect a straighter smile in no time. Once your starter kit comes and you receive the aligners, you will have everything you need to start your treatment.

Dr. Maria Yazji is here to answer any questions you may have and help you begin your journey to a straighter smile with Invisalign® treatment! She is a Diamond Invisalign® Provider and she’s in the top 1% of Invisalign® doctors in North America. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Yazji can treat patients from early ages to adults with this system. However, if you prefer regular braces or lingual braces, you can also discuss with her if it’s recommended for your orthodontic case.

Her practice offers Invisalign® First, Invisalign® Teen, and Invisalign®. With offices in Weston, Brickell, and West Miami, you can choose the most convenient to you. To arrange for a complimentary Invisalign® consultation at one of her locations in South Florida, click here.

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