How to Take Care of Your Invisalign

Invisaligns are amazing devices that can straighten out your teeth and help give you the smile you’ve always wanted. However, given that you might have each pair for a good chunk of time, it’s important to know how to take care of them and keep them clean since they’ll be spending quite a bit of time in your mouth.

Clean Them

Since Invisaligns have the perk of being removable, use that to your advantage! Make it your goal to clean them every morning and night when you brush your teeth. Get a soft-bristled toothbrush specifically for your aligners, and use toothpaste to gently scrub them clean.

Rinse Them Off

When you remove the aligners from your mouth, there’s no limit to what can be on them- saliva, plaque, bacteria, or anything else that was lingering in your mouth that wasn’t cleaned. While it might not be realistic for you to carry around a toothbrush and toothpaste everywhere you go, simply doing a quick rinse in a sink or water fountain can get the gunk off to prevent bacteria from growing or spreading.

Use Cleaning Tablets

Investing in denture tablets is a great idea for your Invisaligns. While each brand slightly varies with instructions and ingredients, you simply drop the tablet in warm water, and soak them for about 15 minutes then rinse them off. The tablets help get rid of bacteria, odor, germs, build-up, and anything else you wouldn’t want in your mouth. Keeping them clean will also make them as invisible as possible in your mouth!

Always Use Your Case

You are given a case for your Invisaligns for a reason- use it! If you leave your trays out in the open, they can be exposed to bacteria and other particles floating around in the air. If you leave them laying out, there’s also more of a chance of them getting lost or damaged.

Never Wear Them When Eating

While you should wear your Invisalign trays for as many hours a day as possible, it’s important to never eat with them. While they are durable, they aren’t meant to be eaten with- that can cause them to stain, get food stuck in them, and possibly break depending on what you’re eating. Unless you’re drinking water, anything else you eat or drink should be done without them in your mouth.

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Orthodontic patients these days are lucky to have the option of Invisalign! If you want to straighten your smile without the look of traditional braces, we encourage you to make an appointment today to find out if Invisalign could be right for you. If you’re looking to find trusted, professional orthodontics near Fort Worth, call us today!

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