How to Maintain Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign aligners allow patients the chance to correct their alignment issues in their smile without having to advertise it to the world. With this in mind, Invisalign has become quite popular for its discreet treatment among many adults. In order to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment, it is important to take proper care of the aligners.

The first thing you will want to remember with your aligners is to always take them out before you eat or drink anything other than water. Failure to do so can result in staining the aligners, which defeats the purpose of their invisible properties. When you take your aligners out, make sure that you place them in the case that your dental professional has provided you. Our Los Angeles cosmetic dentists warn that putting them on a paper towel while you eat is a good way to accidentally throw them away. Before you put the aligners back in, make sure you brush and floss your teeth. You do not want to trap food particles underneath your aligners, as this can lead to tooth decay from the trapped bacteria if you are not careful.

If you need to clean your aligners, use a soft bristle toothbrush and a non-scented antibacterial soap. Make sure to use cold water, as hot water can melt and damage the aligners. Do not use toothpaste to clean the aligners, as it is abrasive and can scratch your aligners. Also, do not use cleaning products, as they will be absorbed by your aligners and this can be harmful to you.

If you have any questions about taking care of your Invisalign aligners, contact our expert in Invisalign in Los Angeles for more information.

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