Invisalign has become one of the most popular ways for our patients to straighten their smile. It is especially common for our adult patients, as it is a practically invisible treatment option for those looking to adjust their smile later in life.
Invisalign is a wonderful option for our teen and adult patients as it offers many benefits. It does, however, come with additional care steps and requires a higher level of responsibility and commitment from our patients.
Because Invisalign uses a series of clear aligning trays that are removable, we ask that our patients commit to not only wearing their trays for 22 hours a day but also take on the responsibility of not losing them and following a few simple care steps to ensure their treatment is successful.
Luckily, caring for your Invisalign aligners is simple and easy. Here are a few care tips to ensure you get the best results from your Invisalign treatment.
Brush and Floss Your Teeth
The biggest step in caring for your Invisalign aligners is actually to simply care for your teeth. Brush and floss your teeth every morning and night, as you usually would. One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign treatment is that you can do this easily with no brackets or wires to get in the way.
Keeping your teeth and gums clean will help keep your aligners clean and prevent bacterial build up.
Cleaning Your Aligners
You should, however, also rinse off your aligners each night and gently brush them with your toothbrush. This will help clear them of any remaining food or bacteria from the day. There are aligner cleaning kits you can purchase that can help you do this.
Keeping on Schedule
The good news is, you will switch out your Invisalign aligners every one to two weeks. This means you are getting fresh new aligners each time you switch them out. For that reason, if you stay on schedule and be sure to make these switches at the appropriate time your mouth, teeth and gums are going to stay cleaner and healthier as there isn’t too much time for bacteria to buildup.
Schedule Your Consultation
As you can see, caring for your Invisalign aligners is fairly simple. If you feel you are ready to make the commitment to receive Invisalign treatment in Springfield, Ohio, contact Dhingra Ortho today.
We would love to help you schedule a free consultation where we can establish your best orthodontic treatment plan today!