How to Care for Your Invisalign Aligners
We’ve given you the tools to start your Invisalign journey, however achieving the perfect smile isn’t as easy as popping in your aligners and forgetting about them. Properly caring for your Invisalign aligners is crucial to your smile journey. To ensure your customized treatment goes as planned, we’ve detailed how to care for your Invisalign aligners!
Proper upkeep and good oral hygiene are essential for keeping your Invisalign aligners clean and looking discrete. Thankfully, taking care of your aligners is easy – just follow these simple steps!
Clean your aligners daily
You have to remember, your aligners are in your mouth for 22 hours each day. They are a breeding ground for bacteria which means cleaning them daily is important. Using a clear soap, not just rinsing them in water, will prevent the buildup and won’t tint your aligners. You can also gently brush them each time you brush your teeth using your toothbrush and toothpaste to eliminate bacteria and buildup.
Remove your aligners before eating
Food can get stuck between your aligners and teeth, if they do they will create unwanted bacteria that turns into plaque. When plaque sticks around it can harden and become tartar, which you’ll need a professional’s help to remove.
Store your aligners in their case
Remember, part of the reason you choose Invisalign is because they are virtually invisible! Which means they are easy to lose track of as they like to blend in. Keeping them in a case will protect the aligners from possible damage and any bacteria.
Brush your teeth after every meal
If plaque or food debris gets trapped in your gums or teeth, and then you put your aligners on, the food could then be stuck there for a long time! Your oral health is important, if you miss this step it could lead to issues like cavities or gingivitis.
Make a schedule
Just like sticking to your schedule of starting your new set of aligners, make a cleaning schedule too! Adding this a part of your routine will ensure you won’t miss a cleaning and won’t let bacteria have the chance to build up!
Thankfully, Invisalign aligners fit your life, they don’t interrupt it. Between wearing your aligners, getting new sets of aligners, and cleaning your aligners, Invisalign is there to transform your smile.