Straighter teeth, enhanced bite, smile, speech, and better oral hygiene are the top highlights driving many to consider teeth alignment. Today, your teeth alignment quests are not limited to traditional wired braces. Invisalign Oldsmar provides a discreet option, with the clear aligners being virtually invisible and easily removable on an as-needed basis. Invisalign discreteness makes them a go-to for kids, teens, and adults. The clear aligners are effective, and their care is manageable. Among the care tips that can help keep the aligners in good condition and help align your teeth includes:
You need to keep the aligners clean and free from bacteria. Much like with your teeth, a morning and night brushing routine is recommended. Keeping the trays clean by brushing and scrubbing with a soft-bristled toothbrush does the trick. Remember to avoid abrasive products like mouthwash, denture cleaners, or soap. Their abrasive nature can impact the device’s appearance, meaning they can lose their invisibility and become less discreet. Keeping the trays clean protects them and your teeth because you ensure there is no room for bacteria to breed and lead to an infection.
Besides the trays, you should ensure you effectively brush your teeth. Remove the aligners and thoroughly brush and floss to ensure no debris is left before wearing Invisalign. If debris remains trapped, the Invisalign can push them deeper between the teeth, meaning they can easily be stuck there long enough to cause bacteria growth and infection. This can lead to issues like gingivitis and cavities, stressing the need to brush and floss your teeth before putting Invisalign back on.
Remove them when eating
Invisalign is strong but not designed to withstand the bite and chew pressure. You should always remove them when taking a snack or a full-course meal. The only thing you can safely consume with the aligners on is water. Removing the aligners helps ensure you don’t wear them out, which could result in their breakage. Besides failing to facilitate the intended treatment, broken Invisalign can do more harm to your teeth. This emphasizes the need to keep them in good shape by removing them when eating.
Soak the aligners
You don’t want your aligners to harbor odor, emphasizing the need to soak them. Before soaking the aligners, rinse them to eliminate any lingering debris and saliva. This helps keep them cleaner and odor-free and makes it easier to retain their clear looks. After rinsing the aligners, drop the cleaning crystals in lukewarm water, put them in, and let them soak for about 15 minutes. Remember to brush off the tray before wearing the Invisalign.
Store the aligners in their case
The Invisalign case helps keep them safe from damage or accidentally throwing them away. Make a habit of keeping them in their case, whether you remove them momentarily, such as to eat or for longer periods. Have the case with you wherever you go to make the process easier.
Invisalign aligns your teeth, helping you spot a dazzling smile and improve dental functions. Contact Solay Dental today for more information or get started.