Taking Care of Your Invisalign Braces
- Posted on: Jan 15 2015
People have become enamored with Invisalign. With the same results as traditional braces – without the annoying brackets and wires – Invisalign seems to be the holy grail of teeth straightening procedures.
If you have chosen to seek the help of Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you’ve made a good choice. Here are some tips for keeping your Invisalign aligners fully functional and long lasting.
- Don’t soak your Invisalign aligners in mouthwash.
Aside from the fact that it is not one of the functions of a mouthwash, some of them contain color pigments that could be picked up by the resin material in your Invisalign aligners. You might not want to smile if your teeth have a blue-green tint.
- Clean your aligners regularly.
Clean your aligner each time you brush your teeth. Invisalign aligners have a tendency to collect food debris inside and sit on your teeth when you wear them, leading to potential tooth decay.
- Avoid soaking your aligners in hot water.
Invisalign braces are made of plastic. This means that they can possibly change shape when soaked in hot or even warm water. Distorted aligners can fit incorrectly on your teeth, making the treatment futile and sabotaging the results. If you have soaked your aligner, make sure to bring it to your dentist to have the fit checked.
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