Oral Care with Invisalign®

Any new treatment takes some getting used to. To help you care for your Invisalign® aligner properly, your orthodontist at Rollins and Petersen Orthodontics, is delighted to offer the advice you need to keep your valuable aligners and precious smile in shape.

The most important thing to remember while you transition into wearing Invisalign is to continue to brush and floss regularly. In fact, it’s even more important now. If plaque, bacteria, or other food particles are stuck on your teeth and your Invisalign aligner is placed over it, this will force it to stay there until you brush it away. It will also create an enclosed and moist place for more bacteria to grow, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease. However, if you brush your teeth every morning after breakfast and brush and floss every night after dinner, your mouth can stay healthy during the alignment process.

After you brush your teeth, you’ll want to brush the aligner too. It’s best to use a soft-bristled brush and nonabrasive toothpaste, then rinse it out carefully and thoroughly. If you are eating any food or drinking any tea, coffee, or any other dark drinks, you’ll want to take out your aligner or use a straw. That way your aligner will not darken or stain. Keep it in great shape and your teeth will be cleaner too.

As you can see, your oral health hygiene is vital to the aligning process. If you have questions or would like to speak to a professional, please call us today! We are happy to schedule an appointment or address any of your questions when it comes to your oral health.