Caring for Your Invisalign® Aligners
Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners
Caring for your Invisalign aligners is fairly easy. Since you’ve decided to go with Invisalign aligners to straighten your crowded and rotating teeth, it is imoprtant that you learn about how to care for them. This was the ideal choice for you, given you’re your minor orthodontic issues. You can now enjoy all the benefits Invisalign has to offer! One of the best things about these aligners is the small impact they have on your everyday life. You can remove them when you need to, furthermore their design allows you to wear them for the whole day without really noticing you have them on.
Living with your new aligners will take some time to get used to, but their ease and comfort will make you happy with your choice. In order to achieve the full benefits and results of your Invisalign aligners, you will have to care for them and maintain them properly. Doing so will help keep your aligners hygienic and make your Invisalign experience a good one.
Maintaining Your Invisalign Aligners
Certainly, one of your first questions about your new aligners will be about eating. Not to worry, you can remove your aligners so you can eat all of your favorite foods without the confines of traditional braces. There is no need to worry about breaking brackets, which can be annoying, or getting food stuck in your braces’ wires. Be sure to rinse your Invisalign aligners when you remove them as plaque and saliva can collect. This accumulation of debris will make them look and smell bad.
It is very important to maintain your oral hygiene for the duration of your aligners and with Invisalign you are able to simply remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth like you normally would. You want to clean your aligners when you can by brushing them and rinsing them in warm water. Be sure to brush your aligners gently, as brushing too hard can scratch and damage your aligners. Thes small scratches leave grooves for bacteria to colonize. With the form fitting aligners, neglecting to brush and floss your teeth will lead to trapping of harmful food particles between your teeth and aligners. This can lead to more dental issues in the future.
Caring for your invisalign aligners – Storing Your Aligners
When you are not wearing your aligners be sure to store them in the case. Using the case we provide will help keep them from being lost. Make sure they are not easily accessible by children or pets.
Sports / Physical Activities
Having the ability to remove your Invisalign aligners is great for those that participate in sports and other physical activities. If the sport requires a mouthguard, you can simply remove your aligners. If you don’t need to wear a mouthguard you can leave your aligners in without worry!
Caring for your invisalign aligners – Cleaning Your Aligner Before Bed
Finally, when it’s time for bed you can simply continue your brushing and flossing routine with one additional step: cleaning your aligners. With Invisalign you don’t have to worry about flossing and brushing between wires.
Invisalign Aligners with Bauer Orthodontics
Finally, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign aligners. One of the many determining factors to qualify for Invisalign aligners is the severity of your crowding or rotating teeth. To determine if you need braces or if you qualify for Invisalign, schedule an appointment with your orthodontist.
To learn more about Invisalign aligners, call the office of Bauer & Bauer today at 630-665-5550 or send an email by clicking on the contact us link.
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