Proper care and good dental hygiene are essential for keeping your Invisalign aligners spotless, odour free and invisible. Failure to keep your aligners clean can cause damage to your aligners and other dental problems.
Fortunately, cleaning your Invisalign is both affordable and simple. Here are some of the essential things that you should keep in mind when caring for your Invisalign aligners.
1. Clean Your Invisalign Aligners with a Soft-Bristle Toothbrush: To avoid bacteria from accumulating in your oral cavity while wearing Invisalign, you must brush your aligners every morning and evening daily. Use a soft bristle toothbrush to brush your aligners. Avoid using whitening toothpaste to clean your Invisalign tray.
2. Use The Invisalign Cleaning System: Align technology manufactured a leaning system perfect for Invisalign aligners. If you want to maintain your aligners as good as new, use the Invisalign cleaning system. It can remove bacteria and plaque in just 15 minutes.
3. Store aligners: Use a glass of water or a container with a denture cleaning solution to soak your Invisalign trays when you’re not using them. Using a container or glass of water can prevent bacteria from adhering to your aligners.
4. Continue with your oral hygiene routine: Cleaning your teeth is essential especially when you have aligners. After eating, you ust brush your teeth thoroughly. Floss once a day and clean your tongue too. Continue with your oral hygiene routine to prevent food debris and bacteria from sticking to your aligners. In some occasions, you may not be able to brush your teeth after every meal, so make sure to rinse your mouth before putting your Invisalign aligners back in. Rinsing helps in flushing away the food residues from your mouth.
Invisalign care is as important as maintaining oral health. To learn more about Invisalign care, talk to our orthodontic team at Unionville Orthodontics. Our office is located in Markham.
-The Unionville Orthodontics Team