Cleaning Invisalign aligners.

June 25, 2018, Langley Dental Practice

There are quite a number of people with crooked teeth, misaligned teeth and this may often affect their self-esteem.

There are two major options for aligning your teeth. That is the use of braces or use of Invisalign. Invisalign is more preferred because, in addition to its invisibility, the results are more appealing. If you consider getting Invisalign to fix your teeth, you would definitely not want any case of tooth decay. To avoid this, it is vital that you should take great care of your aligners throughout and after the orthodontic treatment. During this period, it is also necessary to visit your dentist so that the progress of your teeth.

Importance of cleaning your Invisalign aligners.

Getting some of the best ceramic aligners mean that they are customized to comfortably fit in your mouth. Invisalign means that they are invisible and if there are any food particles trapped there, they can easily lead to tooth decay if they are not well taken care of. It is, therefore, to make it a routine to clean your aligners daily to prevent them from being discolored.


Cleaning your aligners takes a little more time than cleaning the normal teeth. You should never take a shortcut because you can only get your goal of having a great bright smile by consistently and thoroughly cleaning your teeth below are some steps that you should take to ensure that your aligners are properly taken care of.

Using a toothbrush to gently brush your aligners.

Aligners are like teeth extension and just like you take care of your teeth by regularly brushing and flossing, you need to maintain that same routine to your aligners. Basically, use the same amount of toothpaste as the one you would use when brushing your teeth. Gently brush the aligners and ensure that you get to cover both inside and outer part of the aligners. You should never brush too hard because it leaves small scratches on the plastic. Once you are done, rinse them with cool water. This ought to be done throughout the treatment period to ensure that they are sparkly clean.

Your aligners should be soaked with a denture cleaner.

Denture cleaner is designed to kill any bacteria that builds upon the aligners. Since there are many cleaner types available, it is important to seek the advice of a reputable dentist and you will get a great reputation. Your aligners should be soaked for a few minutes to ensure that they are thoroughly clean.

By taking the above measures, you can rest assured that you will have a smooth healing process and after all said and done, you will not only have even teeth but your smile will be brighter.
 

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