Invisalign is vital to oral health because even minor misalignment problems can change how we carry out daily functions. We use our teeth to chow down on our favorite foods, have meaningful conversations with our loved ones, and show off our beautiful smiles. Invisalign has become popular because it’s an “invisible” way to improve smiles without metal brackets and wires. Here are some valuable tips on maintaining your oral health during Invisalign treatment.
Keep Your Aligners Clean to Maintain Your Oral Health
When you first receive your aligners, we’ll provide you with thorough instructions about cleaning and caring for your aligners at home. You should remove them to avoid getting food stuck between your teeth when eating. You should also:
- Take out Aligners Before Brushing and Flossing
- Rinse Your Mouth with Mouthwash or Water before Replacing Aligners
- Use a Specialized Cleaning Solution to Wash Your Aligners (we can provide it, or you can purchase it from a local drug store)
- Store Your Aligners in a Case for Protection
How Aligners Work
Invisalign treatment utilizes custom-made removable, clear aligners that shift your teeth into position. You must wear aligners 20-22 hours a day for the best results. The risk of not caring for your aligners or your teeth as you wear them includes cavities, plaque and tartar accumulation, and even gum disease.
The Overall Importance of Maintaining Your Oral Health
It might seem overwhelming, but the effort of maintaining your oral health is worth it. You can avoid pain and discomfort from cavities, mainly when eating certain foods. In addition, you can prevent affections such as gum disease that causes swelling and inflammation in the gums. When left untreated, consider that it might also spread to other areas.
When you keep your dental health in the best shape, you can also avoid halitosis or chronic bad breath from plaque and tartar buildup. Also, at the bare minimum, taking care of your teeth allows you to feel more confident. Most people want a radiant, attractive smile.
Invisalign aligners benefit anyone. If you believe this is the treatment for you, schedule a consultation with us today!
You Can Trust Olney Dental for All of Your Dental Care Needs
For all of your oral care questions and concerns, Olney Dental has the expertise and professionalism to get them the answers they need. Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.