Your Calgary dentist knows that Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment option because it provides a nearly invisible, comfortable, and effective way to straighten and align teeth. However, just like traditional braces, it’s essential to take care of your teeth and gums while undergoing Invisalign treatment.
Here are some tips for maintaining good oral health while wearing Invisalign braces.
Brush and Floss Regularly
Keeping your teeth and gums strong is essential while wearing Invisalign. It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes with a soft-bristled brush. Flossing should be done once a day, preferably before bedtime, to remove any food particles and plaque that may have accumulated between your teeth.
Clean Your Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign aligners need to be cleaned daily to keep them free from bacteria and prevent discoloration. You can use a gentle toothbrush and toothpaste or a specialized Invisalign cleaning solution to clean your aligners. Avoid using hot water or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the aligners.
Avoid Eating or Drinking Anything Other than Water with Your Aligners In
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, which means you can eat and drink whatever you want. However, you should avoid eating or drinking anything other than water while wearing your aligners to prevent staining or damage to the aligners. After eating or drinking, brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in.
Invisalign aligners can cause dry mouth, which can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Drinking plenty of water can help prevent dry mouth and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Attend Regular Dental Checkups
Even while undergoing orthodontic treatment, regular checkups with your dentist are still important. Your dentist can check for any issues with your teeth or gums and provide regular teeth cleaning.
Invisalign is an excellent treatment option for those seeking a discreet and comfortable way to straighten their teeth. However, it’s very important to maintain good oral hygiene while undergoing treatment to prevent problems from arising and ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned. By following these tips, one can ensure the success of their Invisalign treatment and maintain a healthy smile.