Once you have started your Invisalign treatment and you have your first aligners, it’s an exciting time. You can’t wait to have a truly great smile. Of course, you do need to make sure you continue to take good care of your teeth, as well as your Invisalign aligners. Make sure you take into account the following tips when it comes to Invisalign aftercare so you can keep them in good shape and keep them odor free. Fortunately, it is very easy to do.
Simple Invisalign Aftercare Tips
Whenever you remove the aligners, make sure that you rinse them. Plaque that could get on the aligners, as well as your drying saliva can cause bacteria to grow, which can cause odors. Be sure to soak and clean your aligners each day just like dentures, and always brush and floss your teeth before you put the aligners back in your mouth. You can and should brush the clear braces as well, but do so gently. Following some simple and normal oral hygiene tips can help to keep your aligners in good shape.
Do not eat anything while wearing your clear braces. You can take them out when you eat and drink. The only thing that you should drink while wearing the aligners is water. Also, make sure you never leave your aligners unattended when they are out of your mouth. They could be at risk for bacteria.
These Invisalign aftercare tips, along with those provided by your cosmetic dentist in Washington, DC can help to keep your aligners in good shape.
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