If you are currently using Invisalign aligners or if you are considering Invisalign treatment, you should know some tips on how to keep the aligners clean. Every time that you brush and floss your teeth is a good opportunity to clean your aligners or at the very least to rinse them. Keeping them clean helps to keep your smile clean, which keeps it looking bright and staying healthy. In Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Cabal can provide you with more tips and information about Invisalign. Invisalign can be a great option to straighten your smile in a discreet manner.
Rinse Them A.S.A.P.
Every time you eat, drink, or put anything in your mouth, your aligners should be removed. The first thing you should do when removing your aligners is to rinse them. Dried saliva and plaque can leave a build up of bacteria behind. A quick rinse can help prevent that from happening. Be sure to store them in a safe place when they are not in your mouth.
Keep Your Smile Clean
Before you put your aligners back in your mouth, be sure that your smile is as clean as possible. Leaving behind residue and bacteria in your smile can lead to the aligners trapping it against your teeth. Any bacteria left between the aligners and your teeth can get concentrated access to cause decay and stains.
Use Gentle Soap
Toothpaste is too abrasive for the acrylic aligners and should not be used to clean them. Aligners can be soaked in dentures cleaner, cleaning solution for retainers, or the official solution for Invisalign. In a hurry, a gentle antibacterial soap can be used with warm water (not too hot as that can warp the acrylic) to clean the aligners. Avoid using soaps with a lot of artificial colors and scents.
Clean aligners are better for your smile
Invisalign aligners require just a little extra attention. To schedule your consultation call Lake Country Orthodontics at (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.