Invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth without having to wear those bulky metal braces. Although Invisalign is not suitable for everyone, your dentist might recommend them, and there are a few things you’ll have to ensure during the treatment.
Following are some ways you should take care of your Invisalign trays:
- Clean Them Regularly: Cleaning your Invisalign trays is the most important step in taking care of them. Make a routine to clean them in the mornings and evenings when you brush your teeth. You can use toothpaste and a soft toothbrush to gently scrub both of the aligners. This will remove the bacteria that can otherwise damage your teeth or even impact your health.
- Rinse Your Aligners Every Time You Remove Them: The Invisalign trays can quickly become the breeding ground of bacteria. To prevent this from happening, always rinse them before placing them in their case. Even when you’re not home, try to find a sink or drinking fountain before taking them out.
- Do Not Eat With Your Aligners In: Invisalign trays are very convenient, as you can remove them whenever you need to – take advantage of this benefit. Whenever you eat or drink something, make sure to remove them beforehand. Otherwise, you can accidentally stain or damage them. The only thing you can consume while wearing your aligners is water.
If you’re planning on getting Invisalign or want to know if you are a candidate, visit Garlock Orthodontics for a consultation now.