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The Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid with Invisalign

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Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment, offering a discrete and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. However, for optimal results, it’s crucial that patients follow their treatment plan closely and avoid common pitfalls. Dr. Mitzi Morris, a respected dentist in Roswell, outlines the top three mistakes patients make with Invisalign and provides expert advice on how to steer clear of them.

1. Inconsistent Wear

One of the most significant advantages of Invisalign is its removability, but this can also lead to one of the most common mistakes: inconsistent wear. Dr. Morris emphasizes the importance of wearing the aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day. Failing to do so can delay progress, extend treatment time, and even lead to suboptimal results.

Patients should only remove their aligners for eating, drinking anything other than water, and for their oral hygiene routine. It’s essential to develop a routine that includes wearing aligners at all times, except during meals and dental care. Dr. Morris suggests setting reminders or alarms as a helpful way to stay on track.

2. Neglecting Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is vital for the success of Invisalign treatment. Dr. Morris warns that neglecting to brush or floss properly can lead to plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease, which can interfere with the treatment process. Invisalign aligners can trap food particles and bacteria against your teeth, increasing the risk of dental issues.

To avoid these problems, patients should brush their teeth after every meal or snack and floss daily before putting the aligners back in. Dr. Morris also recommends rinsing the aligners under lukewarm water to keep them clean and free of bacteria. Never use hot water, as it can warp the aligners.

3. Skipping Follow-up Appointments

Regular check-ups with your dentist are a crucial part of the Invisalign treatment process. Dr. Morris explains that these appointments allow her to monitor progress, make necessary adjustments, and address any concerns. Skipping these appointments can lead to unnoticed issues and prolong treatment time.

Patients should prioritize their dental visits and maintain open communication with their dentist throughout their Invisalign journey. Dr. Morris stresses the importance of keeping all scheduled appointments and reaching out immediately if there are any issues with the aligners or if unexpected dental concerns arise.

Learn More from an Talented Invisalign Provider

Invisalign is an effective and convenient option for those looking to achieve a straighter smile. However, success depends on the patient’s commitment to their treatment plan. By wearing the aligners consistently, maintaining excellent oral hygiene, and keeping up with dental appointments, patients can avoid common mistakes and achieve the best possible results.

Dr. Mitzi Morris and her team in Roswell are dedicated to guiding their patients through the Invisalign process with expert care and advice. If you’re considering Invisalign or are currently undergoing treatment, contact Dr. Morris’s office today to ensure your journey to a beautiful smile is a smooth and successful one.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

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  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

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  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

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  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
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