Caring for Your Invisalign Trays

Invisalign Allentown, PA

Those looking to straighten their teeth discreetly and fast can opt for the Invisalign® system. This teeth straightening treatment employs a set of clear aligner trays to correct teeth alignment and bite. Once the treatment starts, it is necessary to take proper care of the Invisalign trays to keep them in good shape.

Invisalign trays maintenance

The following goes over tips for caring for Invisalign aligner trays.

Cultivate the habit of cleaning the aligners daily

One of the most important steps of caring for the trays is to keep them clean. The trays need to be cleaned both in the morning and evening when cleaning the teeth. A soft toothbrush can be used to scrub the aligners on both sides. Avoid using toothpaste or colored or scented soap because these may leave a residue or unpleasant taste. Cleaning will keep bacteria off the aligners, which could otherwise be harmful to the teeth and oral health.

Besides cleaning the aligners in the morning and evening, patients should also rinse them every time they take them off. This will prevent plaque or dried saliva from collecting. The trays will be free of stuck particles and kept looking clean and transparent. It is advisable to bring along the necessary items for cleaning the aligners when leaving the house.

Soak the aligner trays every day

It is advisable to soak the aligners at least once a day for about 15 to 20 minutes in Invisalign cleaning crystals or denture cleaners. This will help keep the trays hygienic, looking good and odor-free. After soaking, brush the trays with a toothbrush to remove plaque, rinse them and put them back on.

Avoid eating with the aligners on

The good part of getting aligners is that they are removable when needed. It is important to remove them when eating or drinking; otherwise, they could get stained or damaged. Water is the only acceptable liquid to drink with aligners.

Brush and floss after removing the Invisalign

Just as it is important to keep the trays clean, the mouth needs to be clean as well. Plaque or food debris that is trapped after wearing the aligner trays could be there for a while, and they could cause issues such as cavities or gingivitis. Oral issues that can develop may extend the duration of treatment. Therefore, brushing and flossing are necessary before wearing the Invisalign trays.

Keep the aligner trays in their case

Whenever the aligners come off the teeth — whether for a meal or to brush the teeth — they need to be stored in their case. Leaving them in the open exposes them to bacteria. Also, there is the risk of damaging the aligners or losing them accidentally. It is advisable to carry the carrying case around when going out. If the trays are left out for a few hours, be sure to soak and rinse them before wearing them again.

In conclusion

If you need more tips on caring for Invisalign trays or need to undergo teeth straightening treatment, contact the general dentist for an appointment.

Request an appointment here: https://www.oraldynamics.com or call Advanced Oral Dynamics | Dental Excellence of Allentown at (610) 571-2523 for an appointment in our Allentown office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Invisalign in Allentown, PA.

Recent Posts

Introduction To Invisalign® For Teeth Straightening

With the growing popularity of Invisalign®, most at least have heard of it by now. Over one million people throughout the world have experienced the clear aligner system to gain a straighter smile, and dentists are proud to present Invisalign to qualifying patients.The Invisalign® system offers the same beautiful results as traditional metal braces by…

Laser Dentistry And Root Canal Procedures

Laser dentistry is a dental practice that can be used to treat both restorative and cosmetic conditions. One of the most common procedures that laser dentistry is capable of taking over is root canals. For the longest time, root canals have been done one way. However, modern-day dentistry has allowed for the evolution of better…

How A General Dentist Fixes Cavities

Many people avoid visits to the General Dentist because they are afraid of what might be found on their teeth. Cavities are one of the most common dental issues, and the dental professional will usually recommend getting dental fillings. In this article, you will learn what a cavity is and how the dentist fixes the…

Dealing With Dental Bone Loss: Dental Implants And Bone Regeneration

Bone regeneration is a procedure that involves replacing lost bone inside of the jaw to ensure a secure fit for dental implants. Bone regeneration is often an essential step of the preparation process for dental implants, and learning more about it can help you decide if seeking treatment is right for you.Bone regeneration and dental…

Recent Posts

Laser Dentistry And Root Canal Procedures

Laser Dentistry And Root Canal Procedures

Laser dentistry is a dental practice that can be used to treat both restorative and cosmetic conditions. One of the most common procedures that laser dentistry is capable of taking over is root canals. For the longest time, root canals have been done one way. However, modern-day dentistry has allowed for the evolution of better…

How A General Dentist Fixes Cavities

How A General Dentist Fixes Cavities

Many people avoid visits to the General Dentist because they are afraid of what might be found on their teeth. Cavities are one of the most common dental issues, and the dental professional will usually recommend getting dental fillings. In this article, you will learn what a cavity is and how the dentist fixes the…