Invisalign Forest Lake Minnesota | How To Care For Your Aligners
It’s critical to take good care of your Invisalign trays in order to keep them clean, sanitary, and promote great dental health. When you get a new set of aligners, they look and feel great in your mouth. It’s important to take care of your aligners to ensure that they continue to look and feel great throughout the duration of your time with that set of aligners. Here are some important considerations when it comes to caring for your aligners: Invisalign Forest Lake Minnesota
How To Clean Your Aligners
There are two efficient ways to clean your Invisalign trays. The first one is to use the Invisalign Cleaning System, which you can get online or through your local dentist. The second way to clean your aligners is to brush them thoroughly with a toothbrush and toothpaste, inside and out, and rinse them using lukewarm water. Do not rinse them with hot water because it could warp your aligners, causing them to not properly fit your teeth and alter the speed of your treatment.
Invisalign treatment will involve you getting into the routine of cleaning your aligners regularly, as well as brushing your teeth after every meal. Food residue (anything that could get stuck in your teeth, stain your teeth, or otherwise transfer to your aligners) can cause permanent damage to your aligners. The buildup of bacteria or other substances can damage them (not to mention it’s bad for your teeth) and cause discoloration. Nobody wants to walk around with dirty and discolored aligners, so ensure you regularly clean your aligners.
Sterilize If Necessary
If your aligners become exposed to an unsanitary place (such as dropped on the floor at a restaurant), it will be very important to sterilize them before reinserting them into your mouth. Invisalign Cleaning Crystals help to keep your aligners clean, clear, and sanitary. Remember to never use hot water on your aligners which could warp the plastic. To help prevent your aligners from coming into contact with an unsanitary place, store them securely in the proper container and reinsert them as soon as you’ve cleaned them and brushed your teeth. Contact your local Invisalign provider near Forest Lake for more information.
Take Care Of Your Teeth
Invisalign treatment promotes good dental health, and it’s important that you do your part for caring for your teeth, too. As we previously mentioned, brushing your teeth is an important thing to do after every meal before you reinsert your aligners. It’s also important to floss regularly to ensure your aligners aren’t impacted by food or residue that’s stuck between your teeth. Also, as usual, it’s important to schedule your regular dental exam to ensure your dental health is what it should be, or consider other dental services that will benefit your individual health.
Missing Or Broken Aligners?
Sometimes, aligners can become broken or get lost. Accidents happen! However, it’s important to contact your local Invisalign provider immediately to get you back on track with your Invisalign plan. Your local dentist may have you wear your previous set of aligners, your next set of aligners, or order a new set of aligners to ensure you stay on track with your progress.
Taking good care of your aligners is a critical part of Invisalign, and it’s well worth it when your smile is straight and you feel great about your dental health. If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment near Forest Lake, contact Birch Lake Dental. We are proud to be an Invisalign provider near Forest Lake and surrounding communities.