Brushing Your Teeth While Wearing Invisalign
You should wear your Invisalign aligners 22 hours, and remove them only when you eat or brush and floss. Be sure to rinse the aligners before and after inserting them in your mouth. You should brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. However, don[[[char:39]]]t brush them right after you eat, as doing so can erode the tooth enamel. Wait about an hour after you get done eating. Before then, rinse your mouth with water or an antibacterial mouth rinse with fluoride. Also, make sure you floss daily to remove excess plaque and any food that gets lodged between the teeth. You might also consider getting a water flosser to support your brushing and flossing routine.
Cleaning Your Invisalign Aligners
Make sure you clean the aligners at home, as the aligners (also called trays) can capture unwanted bacteria if they are not adequately cleaned. This will also protect your teeth. Invisalign features a cleaning system that entails placing the aligners in a tub with cleansing crystals. The plastic aligners are cleaned after just 15 minutes. You can also seek recommendations from us on other ways to clean the trays.
Would you like to know more about Invisalign? If you would like to have straighter teeth but don[[[char:39]]]t want to wear traditional braces, Invisalign may be a solution. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for an Invisalign consultation.