Congratulations! It’s exciting that you’re receiving Invisalign treatment and moving toward a smile that genuinely reflects your personality. You actually don’t have to adjust your lifestyle all that much with Invisalign because it’s so simple and minimal maintenance compared to other teeth-straightening procedures.
Given that, there are a few things to be mindful of when it comes to caring for your Invisalign clear aligners since we want you to have the healthiest smile possible. Here are seven quick tips to keep your Invisalign clear aligners in good condition.
1. When eating food or beverages, take out your Invisalign clear aligners:
Since Invisalign clear aligners are so comfortable, you could occasionally forget you’re wearing them. Therefore, remember to remove them before you eat or drink! It’s important to take off your Invisalign clear aligners before eating anything besides water because food and drink might discolor your aligners and perhaps hurt your teeth.
Thankfully, Invisalign clear aligners are simple to take off and put back on again because they are designed to fit your teeth and trimmed to your gum line. Even while you’re out in public, you can remove your aligners gently. If you’re about to eat or drink something, just put it aside.
2. Invisalign clear aligners should always be kept in a case:
You should wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours every day for the best results. However, it’s important that you keep your Invisalign clear aligners in their case for the few hours per day that you’re not wearing them. This will keep them clean and free of any dirt or bacteria, as well as preventing them from becoming lost.
Make sure to keep your clear aligners in a dry, clean place, ideally not in your pocket, in case you ever need to access your Invisalign case.
3. For a daily clean, use a toothbrush with soft bristles:
You can use warm water, toothpaste, and soft-bristled toothbrush to quickly clean your Invisalign clear aligners each day.
Brush your clear Invisalign aligners gently all over, paying special attention to any places that might have food or drink remains. After giving them a thorough brush, fully rinse them in warm water, and you’re ready to continue your day.
4. Routine brushing and flossing:
Brushing and flossing your teeth as regularly is another great approach to keep your clear aligners clean. This will not only maintain your teeth and gums in good condition, but it will also get rid of any food or drink stains that might be on your Invisalign clear aligners.
We recommend flossing before brushing and using fluoride-containing toothpaste at least twice a day. Regular brushing and flossing will become second nature and just another part of your day once you start making them habits.
5. When you remove your Invisalign clear aligners, rinse them:
You can quickly clean your Invisalign clear aligners in lukewarm water each time you remove them. This will assist in removing any food or beverage stains that could otherwise appear on your aligners.
After removing your Invisalign clear aligners, it’s a good idea to give your mouth a short rinse with water and brush your teeth.
6. Be careful not to consume anything that could stain your Invisalign clear aligners:
It’s advised to stay away from certain foods and beverages since they have the potential to stain your Invisalign clear aligners. These consist of:
-Tea Coffee Red wine
-Vinegar of balsam
You should always take out your aligners before eating or drinking anything but water, as you are already aware. Take off your Invisalign clear aligners before eating or drinking anything that can stain them. Then, immediately after, give your teeth a fast rinse and clean your teeth. This will assist in getting rid of any leftover material before it has a chance to collect and stain your clear aligners.
7. Regularly visit your Invisalign dentist:
Last but not least, visiting your Invisalign dentist regularly is one of the best methods to maintain both your Invisalign clear aligners and your general oral health.
Your dentist will be able to monitor the progress of your Invisalign treatment to ensure that it is going as planned and to identify any potential issues early on. The frequency of your dental visits will depend on your needs, so discuss this with your dentist to determine what is ideal for you. Remember that Invisalign virtual appointments are also offered, allowing you to customize your checkups to your needs.
It’s easy to maintain your Invisalign clear aligners, but it’s important to follow these guidelines to keep them clean and damage-free. As you move closer to your brilliant new smile, you can keep your Invisalign treatment on schedule by keeping these seven suggestions in mind.
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