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Proper Care of Your Invisalign Braces

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 26, 2019
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Invisalign brace provides liberty from uncomfortable traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, you and your mouth will feel much more comfortable than with the traditional metal braces. With that said, you are responsible to meticulously care for your teeth as to ensure that your aligner trays stay so that no debris builds up beneath the aligners.

Here are tips on how to properly care for your invisalign aligners:

Brush and Rinse Aligners

This make sure no bacteria will germinate on your aligners as well in or outside of your mouth.

  • Use anti-bacterial soap. They make sure they are not colored and unscented. Then, rinse it with warm water instead of toothpaste for it can discolor the aligner trays.
  • Use soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush it. Make sure you won't scratch or dent the plastic trays.

Soak The Aligners

Soak aligners in a retainer cleaner, or Invisalign crystals not more than once a week.

Safely Store Aligners

Your invisalign clear aligners come with a case. When you put them off, make sure to place inside its case to avoid losing or misplacing it. It also protects it from other elements that can stain or damage it.

Don't Eat or Drink While You Wear Aligners

Except for water, under any circumstances do not eat or drink while your aligners on. Food can cause damage to your aligner trays.

Keep Teeth Clean

Do usual oral hygiene to get rid of food debris in the nooks and crannies of the mouth. Food particles can cause cavities and it can prevent invisalign aligner trays from fitting into the mouth correctly.

For more information about invisalign retainers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.