Top 5 Tips For Proper Maintenance Of Invisalign

Top 5 Tips For Proper Maintenance Of Invisalign
Posted on 05/10/2023

Invisalign has revolutionized the orthodontic world with its clear plastic aligners and innovative technology. This method of straightening teeth has gained tremendous popularity among dental patients thanks to its effectiveness and convenience.

Are you looking for a trusted orthodontics practice in Brampton and Burlington, ON, that offers Invisalign? Dr. Bart and his friendly team at Discover Orthodontics would love to answer any questions you may have about our practice or the orthodontic treatments we offer.

Here are our top 5 tips for maintaining your Invisalign and getting the best results from your treatment.

1. Brush and Floss Regularly

Just like traditional braces, maintaining oral hygiene is paramount when using Invisalign. You must brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and aligners clean.

Experts recommend brushing twice daily and flossing daily to prevent plaque buildup and avoid gum disease. Since Invisalign is a removable device, it is essential to rinse your aligners and brush them lightly with a soft toothbrush to remove any food or bacteria trapped inside them.

2. Keep Your Aligners Clean

Maintaining the cleanliness of your aligners is as crucial as keeping your teeth clean. To prevent staining or odor, you can do this by soaking your aligners in a cleaning solution twice daily.

Avoid using hot water or abrasive material to clean the aligners, as this can damage the plastic. Additionally, always carry a travel toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your teeth and aligners after meals, especially if you are away from home during the day.

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3. Remove Your Aligners Before Eating

Removing your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water is essential. Chewy, sticky, or hard foods can damage your aligners or cause them to crack or break.

If you forget to take your aligners out while eating, rinse them immediately with cool water, and brush them lightly. Do not use hot water, which can warp or damage the plastic.

4. Store Your Aligners Properly

Your aligners come with a storage case that you should always use when not wearing them. Leaving them on a countertop or bare surface can cause bacteria buildup and damage significantly.

Always keep your aligners in their storage case to prevent losing them or damaging them.

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5. Follow Your Dentist's Instructions

Following your dentist's instructions and recommendations for wearing your aligners is essential, and they will give you tailored advice to ensure your treatment's success. Avoid adjusting your treatment plan without discussing it with your dentist first.

Contact your dentist if any problems arise during treatment, such as discomfort or cracked aligners, to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to avoid prolonging or causing more severe issues.

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Dr. Bart offers a variety of braces, including Invisalign, and serves the communities of Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Burlington, Oakville, and Waterdown. We also benefit the greater Toronto area. Schedule an appointment today to visit our Brampton or Burlington office. We can't wait to meet you.