3 Recommended Ways to Care for your Invisalign aligners
If you’re looking for a solution that delivers as well as traditional brackets but achieves results in an easy and more desirable way, consider Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are not only aesthetically enhanced to increase subtleness, but also removable to facilitate eating and brushing.
Another advantage with Invisalign aligners is that they can be worn by anyone as long as adult teeth have fully developed.
Your orthodontist will perform tests on you to check for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease before starting the procedure.
While most people know about these advantages of Invisalign aligners over traditional braces, not many have enough knowledge about how to care for the trays to maximize their utility and value.
Below are three orthodontist-recommended way to care for your Invisalign aligners.
#1. Remove them when eating and brushing
Avoid eating, chewing gum or drinking sugary drinks while wearing Invisalign aligners to prevent breakage and discoloration.
#2. Do not drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign aligners
Drinking alcoholic drinks while wearing aligners should be avoided as the sugar in the alcohol may get trapped inside the trays to cause tooth decay.
#3. Reduce your smoking
Smoking can discolor the plastic trays and make them less invisible and attractive. Orthodontists recommend that you take off the braces before smoking if you must.
This may effectively mean cutting back on your smoking as you have around only two hours a day to brush your teeth, eat and do other things that need to be done when you’re not wearing the aligners.
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Brackets Wires and Smiles is a dental care center in Vista that is committed to perfecting your smile using orthodontic procedures you choose yourself.
If you believe Invisalign braces can rectify the little imperfections in your teeth alignment, call us today at (760) 407-0104 to schedule a consultation with one of our licensed professionals.