How to Care for Your Teeth While Wearing Invisalign

The ease of caring for your teeth is one of the standout advantages of choosing Invisalign for a straighter smile. Comprising a series of transparent, detachable plastic aligners tailor-made for your dental structure, Invisalign offers an innovative approach to orthodontic care.

Traditional braces, with their prominent metal components and wires, can pose challenges for maintaining optimal oral hygiene. The obstructions can make it tough to reach every nook and cranny of your teeth and gums. However, with Invisalign, as recommended by our Dental Office in San Diego, your dental care routine remains straightforward and efficient.

Here’s a simple guide to caring for your teeth with Invisalign:

  1. Remove the Aligner Trays: One major benefit of Invisalign over conventional braces is the removability of the trays. This feature provides immense flexibility, allowing you to carry on with your regular lifestyle. For oral hygiene, just pop out the trays and gain regular access to your teeth.
  2. Brush Regularly: Dr. Taís Trevelin and our team advise you to persistently brush your teeth at least twice daily during your Invisalign journey. Employ a gentle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, ensuring you cover every tooth surface. While brushing post every meal is ideal, it might not always be feasible. If you find yourself in such a situation, simply swish water around in your mouth to dislodge any clinging food particles, which helps in minimizing sugar and starch residue.
  3. Flossing is Crucial: While Invisalign trays are in place, the importance of flossing doesn't diminish. The good news is, without traditional braces’ metal barriers, you can floss normally. After removing your Invisalign aligners, gently floss to extract any food remnants wedged between your teeth. Ensure this ritual happens daily.
  4. Maintain Tray Cleanliness: Regular cleaning of your Invisalign trays is pivotal to prevent potential bacterial buildup. A simple method is immersing them in water combined with Invisalign cleaning crystals. Within 15 minutes, your trays should be pristine. Our attentive staff at our Dental Office will gladly guide you on proper aligner care and address any queries.

Our Dental Office firmly believes that Invisalign offers an effective teeth-straightening solution without the conspicuous appearance of metal braces. If Invisalign piques your interest, we invite you for a consultation at our San Diego center. For appointments, feel free to reach out online or ring us at (858) 679-8918.

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