- Published Date: 17 Jul 2020
- Updated Date: 03 Sep 2020
- Reading Time: 4 min
With the invisible aligners available from ALIGNERCO, it’s much simpler to end up with beautiful, straight teeth after three easy steps. After creating impressions of your teeth and mapping out the treatment, all you have to do is wear the aligners every day, swapping in a new one every time your treatment progresses in the right area.
Not only are our invisible aligners discreet, super easy to take out and put in, and much less restrictive and time-consuming than metal braces, but they can help you make real improvements to your habits, as well. Here, we will take a look at some of the habits you could find a lot easier to quit while going through our invisible aligners treatment.
Skipping your dental hygiene routines
Though we all know the importance of flossing at least once a day, brushing in the morning, night, and after every meal, and rinsing, sometimes we do tend to let our dental hygiene habits slip. If we let it happen often enough, it can result in some pretty serious consequences for our teeth. However, when wearing our invisible aligners, you may find yourself more compelled to make sure you take the best care of your teeth.
Our customers know that they have a brighter, straighter smile coming at the end of their invisible aligners treatment, which motivates many of them to take better care of it. What’s more, it’s recommended that customers brush and floss their teeth every time they eat and before they put their aligners back in. Since you’re already thinking about your teeth when putting the aligners in, you’re more likely to remember to give them the care they need, too.
The better care you take of your teeth when taking part in the invisible aligners treatment, the more profound the improvement will be when you are done with the treatment. Not only your smile will be much straighter, but it will be much brighter at the same time.
Hunting for snacks
When it comes to our dietary habits, the convenience of finding a snack now and then can make it difficult to ignore our cravings. However, as convenient as snacking is, it’s also a major cause of weight gain. If we are constantly rummaging for snacks in the fridge between meals, then we tend to eat a lot more throughout the day than we might even recognize. It might just be a little here and there, but it does all add up.
How could invisible aligners possibly help when it comes to your snacking habit? Simply put, wearing invisible aligners does tend to make you a lot more mindful of when and what you eat, in general. Because you have to actively take out the aligners every time you eat, brush your teeth after eating, then put them back in, it’s enough to make you consider when you actually want to eat. A lot of people find themselves a lot less willing to go through all that effort for the temporary joy of a snack.
Not only can cutting down snacks be good for your teeth (especially for those who prefer more sugary snacks), but it can be good for your general health, too. People who snack less often are likely to have a much easier time when it comes to losing weight.
Biting your nails
For some people, it’s a nervous tick. For others, it’s simply an unconscious habit that they don’t really think about that much. While many of our nervous habits aren’t really all that harmful, that’s not the case when it comes to biting your nails. We might not like to think about it, but your nails are a hotbed for germs. The bacteria that are normally in your mouth aren’t really great for your nails, either.
As such, your chances of getting a nail infection or of making yourself ill due to biting your nail when there might be some contaminant on them are worth trying to avoid this habit as best as possible. What’s more, biting your nails can even do damage to your teeth over time. In particular, biting your nails can actually be one of the contributing factors that lead to teeth getting out of alignment.
Invisible aligners are not designed to be worn while biting. While they are discreet and meant to fit well, they can make the act of biting a little bit unwieldy, which simply makes you less likely to do this. As such, you might find that your nail-biting isn’t as effective and, thus, the habit becomes a lot easier to drop, even without noticing it.
Going for a smoke
There are few things that your doctor or dentist would recommend as heartily as giving up smoking. It’s a tough habit to break, but it’s one that’s worth it. Smoking comes with a plethora of long term health risks, including increasing the threat of lung and throat cancer. Smoking also affects your lung capacity in general, as well as contributing to yellow teeth, bad breath, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
A lot of people who wear invisible aligners do find that it becomes at least somewhat easier to quit smoking as a result. Dealing with those cravings still takes some serious willpower, of course. However, much as is the case with snacking, you have to actively choose to smoke when wearing aligners. You have to take the aligners out, brush after smoking, and then put them back in.
This simple sequence of motions makes smoking a little more convenient and it also makes you a lot more mindful of when you actually do choose to smoke. As such, if you already have it in mind to get rid of the habit, invisible aligners can make it a bit easier.
What can our invisible aligners do for you?
Of course, whether or not you can break the habits mentioned above depends largely on you. However, a lot of people who have tried the invisible aligners treatment from ALIGNERCO have found that they really do help them take much better care of their teeth.