Things You Should NOT Do During Invisalign Treatment

Here at Arizona Smile Designers, we offer comprehensive dental care with several options to make your treatment more convenient and affordable. We’re proud to offer Invisalign treatment at our Sedona and Cottonwood cosmetic dentist offices.

Our experienced dentists and caring staff in Sedona and Cottonwood are ready to create an individualized treatment plan to make your smile the best it can be. Contact us today to find out if Invisalign is right for you!

We want to make sure you get the most out of your Invisalign treatment, so it’s important to know what to avoid when using Invisalign aligners.


Don’t Eat or Drink While Wearing Invisalign Aligners

Eating and drinking with the aligners on your teeth can damage them and get them dirty. You can also get food particles inside the aligners, which will hold the particles against your teeth and promote decay.

If you must drink something with them in, stick to plain water through a straw, if possible. Never drink any hot beverage like tea or coffee that can warp the aligners.

Don’t Leave Your Aligners Outside the Case

There are several good reasons for you to always store your aligners inside their case instead of leaving them on a table, counter, nightstand, or desk.

  • The clear material makes the aligners hard to see. Anything accidentally put on top of them can damage them.
  • The aligners could get picked up with other items and misplaced or thrown away.
  • Pets can chew on the aligners or bat them onto the floor.
  • Exposure to the open air promotes bacteria build-up on the surface.

Put them in their case even when you take them out briefly to eat or drink. Many aligners and retainers have been accidentally thrown away inside crumpled napkins and food wrappers.


Don’t Use Toothpaste on Your Aligners

You should brush your teeth with toothpaste before and after using the aligners, but using toothpaste on the aligners can scratch them. Cool or lukewarm water and a soft-bristle toothbrush are enough.

You can also use cleaning crystals or denture cleaner to soak the aligners before brushing them but only use products approved for use by Invisalign.


Invisalign Treatment with Arizona Smile Designers

At Arizona Smile Designers, we’re ready to be the Cottonwood cosmetic dentist you turn to for all your dental needs. The staff members in our Cottonwood and Sedona offices are ready to answer any questions you have about Invisalign or other treatment options.

Contact us today so we can set up a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for you!