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Tips For Caring For Your Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign Aligners

For people looking to care for their smile without the commitment of traditional braces, Invisalign aligners have become the sought-after solution for straightening their teeth. As a treatment that’s gained popularity over the last few years, people under the Invisalign treatment can finally achieve a straighter smile with a more discreet appearance. If you’re using the Invisalign treatment, you’re probably wondering how to care for your aligners. At Superb Dental Care, we understand the importance of proper care for your aligners. We’re here to provide you with some useful tips to care for your aligners and ensure that you achieve the smile you want!

Our Tips For Caring For Your Invisalign Aligners

If you’ve finally received your first set of aligners, then congrats! You’re on your way to having the smile you’ve always wanted. But how do you go about caring for your aligners? Here are some tips we recommend for those new to having Invisalign:

  • Clean Your Aligners Regularly – Cleaning your aligners is essential, as bacteria and other particles can gather up along and inside the plastic casing, creating hazards for your mouth. Cleaning your aligners both mornings and evenings when you brush your teeth can protect your mouth from disease and smooth your aligner treatment. 
  • Rinse Your Aligners Out After Removing Them – Anytime after wearing your aligners, you should rinse them. Rinsing your aligners can remove plaque, bacteria, and saliva from lingering on the aligners before it becomes a breeding ground for disease. 
  • Brush and Floss Before Reinserting Your Aligners – Always maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine with your Invisalign treatment, which means brushing and flossing your teeth before reinserting your aligners. This not only cares for your teeth but prevents food particles and plaque from developing tooth decay and gum problems in your mouth. 
  • Store Your Aligners in a Cool, Dry Place – When you’re not wearing your aligners, store them in a safe, dry container or shelf to protect them from damage or loss. Your Invisalign treatment should include a protective case for your aligners so you can safely store them and protect them from being misplaced or thrown away. 
  • Avoid Eating and Drinking with Your Aligners On – It’s highly recommended to avoid eating and drinking with your aligners on, as the food particles can degrade and stain the aligners over time. They can become damaged, impact your treatment progress, and need replacement. 
  • Attend Your Regular Checkups With Your Dentist – Your dentist should already have scheduled follow-up appointments ready so you can advance with your treatment. Each appointment will be used to assess your current treatment stage, and when your treatment stage has been reached, your dentist will provide you with your new aligner stage and make adjustments when needed to keep your alignment on track. 

Visit Superb Dental Care For More About Invisalign Treatment 

You can achieve a straighter, brighter smile in no time through proper care and maintenance. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and other dental treatment options, then make sure to contact Superb Dental Care at (626) 844-7778 and visit our office in Pasadena, CA, for an appointment. Under the care of Dr. Reynaldo Barbon, we’ll be happy to help you achieve a healthier smile.

DR. Reynaldo Barbon State of the art equipment combines with doctors and staff dedicated to providing an uplifting dental experience to create the reputation Superb Dental Care has in our community. With a focus on family our clinic provides a full range of dental care services, from preventative care to restoration and cosmetic dentistry solutions.
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