If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign or will soon receive your first trays, maintenance is likely on your mind. While this procedure provides an easier and more discrete way to strengthen your teeth, patients are not completely without some responsibility.
Clearing your Invisalign trays is one of the most important parts of your treatment, even though you are likely going to need to change your trays every few weeks as the position of your teeth shift. But, the alternative would be to wear dirty trays, which could have a massive negative impact on your oral health!
You should be cleaning your aligners on a daily basis, preferably at night and right after you brush and floss your teeth. This will help you remove harmful bacteria and ensure your teeth don't get exposed to extra unwanted particles for long periods, this can lower your risk of cavities.
Also, know that there is a big difference between cleaning your aligners and just rinsing them. Rinsing might make the aligners appear clean, but the debris can still be present in the trays, even if you don’t see it.
Here are some general tips on cleaning your aligners:
Apart from cleaning and rinsing, here are some other things you can do to properly maintain your trays:
Through these practices, you can properly maintain your aligners and get the best results over the course of your treatment.
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth in a really discreet way, Invisalign is the perfect choice! Forest Lake Smiles is here to help you access the best orthodontic services that will give you the smile of your dreams. We’ll help you determine if Invisalign is the best treatment option for you.
To get started, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonathan Siverson online, or call our office directly at (651) 464-8207 for more information about our services.