It used to be that the only way to get a set of really straight teeth was to have to sport a set of metal braces— which let’s face, are less than flattering. However, with advancements in dental technology, dental straightening procedures like Invisalign have started to become more popular. If you are considering getting Invisalign from Dr. Nazila Bidabadi at Soft Touch Dentistry, it’s important to know how you can properly care for them in order for you to get the best results possible. Read on to learn more.
Brush Your Teeth Beforehand
One of the best things about Invisalign is the fact that you can take out your Invisalign trays before you eat and so you don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods like gum and popcorn. However, before you put your trays back into your mouth after you are done eating, it’s important to brush them first. Otherwise, you are essentially entrapping germs and plaque onto your teeth.
Maintain Your Schedule
Invisalign works by using a variety of different shaped trays that patients then switch out every few weeks. These different shaped trays help to mold your teeth by slowly moving them around in order to straighten them into the perfect smile that you’ve always wanted. However, because you are on a schedule, it’s important to maintain that schedule in order to get the best possible smile in the smallest amount of time.
Clean Your Aligner Trays Regularly
Another way to take care of your Invisalign is to make sure that you are cleaning your aligner trays on a regular basis. Aligner trays are known to harbor things like germs and bacteria, which if left uncleaned, can cause things like cavities and tooth decay to build up on your teeth. In order to properly clean your aligner trays, rinse them out with water and then soak them in either a specialized Invisalign solution or in a denture cleaner.
Get the most out of your Invisalign by understanding what to do and what to avoid in regards to your aligners. If you have Invisalign or are considering getting Invisalign and have questions, contact Dr. Nazila Bidabadi at Soft Touch Dentistry today!