Are You Cleaning Your Invisalign Properly?

Have your dentist advised you to use Invisalign to correct the alignment of your teeth? Then expect yourself to wear a set of clear aligners around your teeth. Invisalign will work overtime to push your teeth to correct positions. However, getting a perfect smile is not as easy as just placing them inside your mouth. They require much care; cleaning your Invisalign properly is the key to get good results and avoid expensive replacements.

Why and how to keep your Invisalign clean?

Taking care of Invisalign is very easy, and it just takes a few minutes. To make it all easy, try to develop a habit of cleaning your Invisalign whenever you brush your teeth. For proper cleaning, you will need a toothbrush, a toothpaste, and a denture cleaner.

1. Dry saliva and plaque can help the growth of foul-smelling bacteria. Therefore every time you remove your Invisalign, rinse them under lukewarm water and do not use hot water, as it might deform the plastic.

2. Brushing is an integral part of keeping your Invisalign away from bacteria. Use a slow, circular motion to brush them from inside and outside gently. Harsh brushing can scratch them, therefore avoid it.

3. For long term use, make sure no calcium or tartar builds upon them. Just like your natural teeth, Invisalign is susceptible to tartar buildup. You might notice a white layer on the surface, which is very hard to remove with the toothbrush. Similarly, if you notice calcium buildup, soak the Invisalign in the denture cleaner.

4. You can also use a clear anti-bacterial soft soap to clean your Invisalign. It is an excellent and cheap way to keep them clean and away from harmful bacteria.

If you still have questions that went unanswered, call Brookshire Smile Dental on 281-934-1010 and ask it from our experts.