Invisalign Aligners are convenient, effective, and visually appealing. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign gives you the benefits of straighter teeth without the whole world seeing the process. Rohnert Park Invisalign and Cotati Orthodontics are passionate about their products and services. After leaving the clinic, proper care is crucial to ensuring that your Invisalign Aligners stay clean and continue to produce the results you are wanting. Read through these straight forward tips and follow them for the best results while using your Invisalign.
Do not eat or drink while wearing your Invisalign. With conventional braces, certain foods and beverages must be avoided due to the fact that the braces cannot be removed. With Invisalign and Invisalign treatment by Specialist orthodontist, however, your aligners are 100% removable and you should get in the habit of removing the aligners every time you eat and drink. Hot foods and beverages can warp and damage the plastic of the aligners changing its shape. Foods or beverages that are not hot can also cause issues as food particle can get stuck under the plastic of the aligners and cause plaque or tooth decay.
Avoid chewing gum while wearing Invisalign. As already stated, food should not be eaten while wearing your Invisalign. Gum should also be avoided. Gum can damage the aligners so do not chew it at any time while wearing your Invisalign.
Clean your Invisalign daily. Your Invisalign is exposed to bacteria and food particles just like your teeth. Every time you clean your teeth, which should be twice a day, you should also be cleaning your Invisalign. Check with Rohnert Park Invisalign and Cotati Orthodontics for the proper cleaning products to use with your Invisalign. Harsh chemicals and cleaning products should be avoided.
Do not clean your Invisalign with mouthwash. Mouthwash may seem like a great solution for cleaning, but many mouthwashes have color pigments in them, which may lead to tinting your Invisalign. It’s best to stick with the cleaners provided for you by your orthodontist.
Store Invisalign in a proper place when not in use. We have all heard the stories of rummaging through the school lunch room trash trying to find the retainer that got thrown out with lunch. It’s important that you place your Invisalign in a place that it won’t be forgotten, misplaced, or thrown out. Keep in mind, this place should also be clean and free from heat. The best solution to being sure your Invisalign stays clean is to store it in the case that was provided for you. Avoid hot areas such as a car on a sunny day or on a kitchen counter near cooking areas.