Ways to Care for Your Teeth During Invisalign
Oral hygiene gets to a whole new level with the use of clear aligners. If you know how to care for your trays, you will understand what we’re saying here.
In addition to transforming your smile, Invisalign is a great way of caring for your teeth. Why? The clear aligners are easily removable and customised for your teeth. With traditional braces, it becomes quite difficult to clean around those brackets and wires which are permanently fixed!
So, congratulations if you have qualified for Invisalign. You’re one step into the business of having a better smile. If you are already using or about to get your clear trays, this information is for you. Even though you have not made up your mind to go for invisible aligners, knowing how to care for your teeth if you eventually do, is of the essence.
Here is how to maintain your teeth in good condition after getting Invisalign London:
- Remove your clear aligners: A clear cut difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is removal. While metal braces are fixed, invisible trays are removable. Sweet right? You can live your normal life without feeling self-conscious, changing your habits, particularly when it has to do with teeth cleaning. What does this mean? Just take out your aligners carefully, drop them in a denture cleaner to soak up, and you have all the access to clean your teeth as much as you want (woohoo!). Everything’s just normal with Invisalign.
- Brush your teeth: In the course of your Invisalign treatment, we recommend you keep up with brushing your teeth at least two times a day. This should be done with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brush the surfaces of your teeth gently. It is also ideal to brush after each meal if possible. The benefit of this is to remove starches and sugar from your teeth. However, if you find it challenging to brush after eating, rinse your mouth with water. Any food particle stuck on your teeth will be removed.
- Floss your teeth: Floss, floss, floss! Part of dental hygiene is flossing your teeth, and it’s essential with Invisalign use. Most interesting is the fact that you can easily floss by taking out your trays. Flossing removes every bit of food clinging between your teeth all day long. Do well to floss at least once every day.
- Keep trays clean. Bacteria that build up over time can be eliminated when you clean your Invisalign trays. Simply get a bowl of water, add Invisalign cleaning crystals to it, get your trays into the solution and after 15 minutes, your aligners are clean and fresh.
Our team of orthodontists and staff can help you with more ways to care for your teeth and trays. Got any questions? We will provide the answers you need.
We believe that Invisalign is great and more preferred than traditional braces in terms of appearance and many other add-ons.
So, are you interested in Invisalign treatment? We would be glad to work you through the nitty-gritty of the process from initial consultation to treatment completion. Don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us today by calling 020 37457520. A beautiful smile awaits you at the end of the day.