Taking Care of Invisalign Aligners
We know you’re excited about having your teeth straightened, and we want you to have a good experience with wonderful results. With very little effort, you’ll be delighted with your straight teeth.
You can start with some simple tips to keep your Invisalign clear aligners in excellent condition so they’ll work effectively and provide the results you want.
After brushing your teeth, rinse out your toothbrush and gently clean your aligner trays before you put them on your teeth. Rinse out your toothbrush once more to wash out any remaining particles. Since you’ll only be removing your aligners to clean your teeth and when eating, a quick clean is all that’s needed to clear out any food particles and other plaque material.
Basic oral care is important, too. Each time you eat, brush your teeth, or rinse your mouth with water. When your mouth is completely clean, you won’t trap food particles underneath your aligners.
To prevent damage, remove your aligners before you eat, and before you drink hot liquids.
Proper storage is important when you want your aligners to stay clean and avoid damage. Keep your aligners away from children and pets. Instruct your kids to never play with the aligner trays. Your aligners shouldn’t be stored in a hot area such as your kitchen, and should also not be stored in direct sunlight. Choose a clean, cool area instead.
For the safest storage, keep your aligners in an appropriate case whenever you’re not wearing the trays. The ideal approach is to use a case made specially for Invisalign braces. You can ask Dr Rammo if cases are available when you come to our office for Invisalign treatment.
Remember that you’ll be wearing your aligners for about 22 hours a day, so the amount of time they’ll be out of your mouth will be minimal.
In case of travel, you may want to take a spare set of aligners as well as the next one in the sequence, so plan on having a couple of cases available just in case.
It’s not a problem if you’re a little nervous about caring for your new aligners. As we want you to have the best experience, we’re always glad to answer your questions. Whether you’ve already received your aligners, or are preparing for Invisalign treatment, all you need to do is ask.
Straight teeth with Invisalign starts at our dental office. If you live in a nearby suburb, it’s only a short drive to one of our offices. We have locations in both Bondi and Ramsgate Beach NSW. You can read more about Invisalign on our website at www.justsmile.com.au, or schedule an appointment to come in when it’s convenient for you.