Care of Your Invisalign AlignersProper care and maintenance of Invisalign aligners is essential for ensuring that treatment is effective and for maintaining good oral hygiene. Invisalign aligners are made from a smooth, transparent plastic material that fits snugly over the teeth. They are designed to be removed for eating, brushing, and cleaning, which makes them more convenient to use than traditional braces.
Here are some tips for proper care and maintenance of Invisalign aligners:
Brush and floss before inserting aligners: It is important to brush and floss your teeth before inserting the aligners to remove any food debris or plaque. This will help prevent bacteria from accumulating in the aligners and potentially causing bad breath or tooth decay.
Rinse aligners after removing them: After removing the aligners, be sure to rinse them thoroughly with lukewarm water. This will help remove any food particles or bacteria that may be stuck to the aligners.
Soak aligners in a denture cleaner: to help remove any remaining bacteria or plaque from the aligners, it is a good idea to soak them in a denture cleaner overnight. This will help keep the aligners fresh and clean.
Handle aligners carefully: Invisalign aligners are made from a flexible plastic material that can be easily damaged if handled carelessly. Be sure to handle the aligners gently and avoid bending or twisting them.
Wear aligners as prescribed: It is important to wear the aligners as prescribed by the dentist in order to ensure that treatment is effective. This typically means wearing the aligners at least 22 hours per day and replacing them every one to two weeks, as prescribed.
Overall, proper care and maintenance of Invisalign aligners is essential for ensuring that treatment is effective and for maintaining good oral hygiene. By following these tips, you can help keep your aligners clean and in good condition.
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