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Five Hygiene Tips To Follow During Invisalign Treatment in 2019

September 16th, 2019 by Sanjeev Sharma

Are you tired of that constant badgering and embarrassment arising out of those metal braces? Yes, it is now time to shift to a better alternative, choose Invisalign, and make life easy. Like the Midas Touch, these new teeth aligners are way better than their predecessors and best, these require minimal lifestyle changes. With the new clear aligners, you will no longer have to avoid certain foods, and you need not wear a mouth guard during sporting activities. Maintaining oral hygiene often becomes a huge task for anyone with braces, but with the new Invisalign teeth aligners on, you don’t have to worry about changing the way you brush or how you go about your daily chores. However, there do exist certain precautions that must be followed to ensure fine-tuned results when using precise Invisalign products. 

1. CLEAN-UP FIRST, THEN WEAR THE ALIGNERS:

It has often been cited that the average person would use the aligners for 20-22 hours at a stretch. So, develop the good habit of regular flossing and cleaning your teeth before wearing the aligners. While on the move, it is advisable to take a travel toothbrush along and rinse your mouth thoroughly before putting back the aligners.

2. CHOOSE WHAT YOU EAT WISELY:

It’s a fact that you are not bound by any restrictions when using aligners; however, certain stain-causing foods should be avoided. When you have too much of consumables like...

a. Coffee

b. Tea

c. Soda

d. Juice

e. Wine ...

your new aligners could get stained, and this could affect the performance and usability of the Invisalign products. Prevention is always better than cure, as it’s said!

3. INVEST IN A CLEANING KIT:

While anyone would generally prefer to opt for homemade cleaning methods for the aligners, a specialized cleaning kit could be a great help. An efficient cleaning kit helps deep-clean your aligners, so these are ready in advance for the next day. In case the kits are not available at your disposal, try submerging the aligners in a water bowl along with a denture-cleaning tablet.

4. LEARN THE BRUSHING METHOD:

Always brush your Invisalign slowly but firmly and avoid using any toothpaste on the aligners. These require special and thorough care so that these can handle the day’s events. Observe caution, opt for a proper cleaning method, and do not use anything that has baking soda to clean the braces.

5. MAKE USE OF A PROTECTION CASE:

This is important. When your aligners are not in use, always make sure that you preserve these in a sealed and a clean case. Avoid keeping these directly on the sink as the aligners could pick up bacteria and germs from there that could cause further complications and health concerns.

Invisalign teeth aligners can really be the best thing that has ever happened to you and these could help you lead a good life. By knowing small yet vital cleaning facts, you can get the most out of the Invisalign range of products. Contact the experts at Sharma Dental Center now and let’s get on with your treatment.