What It’s Like To Wear Invisalign

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, you might just be wondering what your day would look like when you wear them. For the most part, your day will look just like it does without Invisalign.  You have the freedom to do all your normal activities, and most people won’t even realize you have the trays in!

First Thing In The Morning.

When you wake up, the first thing you usually do is head to the bathroom.  While you’re there, take your trays out and put them someplace clean and safe- not wrapped up in a piece of tissue.  Go eat your breakfast and have your coffee. Come back to the bathroom to brush and floss your teeth. While you’re at it, brush and rinse your aligners and snap them back into your mouth.  Continue getting ready and go to work or school like usual!

Lunch Time

Your lunch routine will look a lot like your breakfast routine.  Take your aligners out before you eat. Clean your teeth and rinse the aligner afterward so you don’t create an environment for bacteria to grow. If you snack during the afternoon, you need to follow the same routine: take them out before you eat, clean your mouth before putting the tray back in.

In the Evening

Whether you have dinner at home, or a dinner meeting out, you’ll still need to take care of your teeth and Invisalign tray.  The aligner is small, so you can put it someplace discreet, like a jacket or purse pocket. Just don’t forget it’s there!  Once again, after your meal, you’ll need to brush your teeth and rinse the aligner before putting it over your teeth.


With traditional braces you have to see the orthodontist about once a month. But with Invisalign, you only need to see Dr. Agarwal about every 8 weeks. He will make sure you are staying on track and that your teeth are moving into position as expected.  Every two weeks you’ll change to a new tray, and in 12-24 months you will be done!

Is Invisalign Right For My Lifestyle?

The best thing about Invisalign is the ability to do just about anything with your trays in. If you teach, your class will never notice your aligners. If you have a job on television, they are unnoticeable. If you play an instrument, you can wear them while playing. No matter what your lifestyle, Invisalign fits. You do have to be a little more prepared when wearing them, but most people find that keeping a toothbrush in their purse, work bag, or desk drawer is not a problem. And employers typically appreciate when their workers take care of themselves because it keeps sick days and insurance premiums low.

If you have questions about Invisalign, call Dr. Agarwal at Raleigh Dental Arts.  A free consultation will help you determine the best course of action for your teeth and health!

Call our North Raleigh office to schedule your appointment today.