Invisalign is an amazing method in which to straighten you teeth, but there is an added responsibility in caring for your teeth during Invisalign retainers that we want to share with you…
How Do I Eat With Aligners?
Aligners can keep food trapped and create plaque, which can stain your teeth and also be a concern for decay if not cared for properly. Which is why removing your aligner when eating is an important part of maintaining your oral health during the Invisalign process, as well as brushing and flossing your teeth before putting your aligner back on.
A fluoride mouthwash may also be recommended, as it can help get into micro-gaps and clean your mouth more fully before putting you Invisalign aligners back in.
Do Invisalign Aligner Wearers Have to Avoid Certain Foods?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign allows you to take off your teeth straightening apparatus at will, so there are not really any foods you need to avoid – rather you simply need to follow the oral care instructions as listed above.
How Do I Take Care of My Invisalign Aligners?
When you brush your teeth, you should make it a point to brush your aligner as well, but not with toothpaste – rather just with a clean toothbrush to clear away any bacteria. Once a week you may want to disinfect your aligner by soaking it in a denture cleanser, and you can ask any of our DentistsRUs dental professionals about other ways to ensure your aligners stay clean and smell fresh.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Aligners?
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten, you simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
At DentistsRUs, we want to help our patients achieve a healthy and straight smile, and offer multiple locations across the Lower Mainland in which to receive Invisalign treatments. So feel free to call a dental professional closest to you, and get started on your treatment for a beautiful smile for 2017!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View