At Arizona Smile Designers in Cottonwood and Sedona, our goal is to provide you with the best options to keep your smile as beautiful as possible. If you have issues with crooked or crowded teeth, Invisalign might be the ideal treatment for you. After you have been fitted with your set of clear aligners, it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape. These are the top five tips for proper maintenance of Invisalign braces.
While Invisalign Cottonwood clear aligners are meant to push your teeth into their proper position, remember to clean them regularly. Otherwise, they can serve as a bacteria trap and cause tooth decay or even gum disease. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your aligners daily.
You’re expected to wear your Sedona Invisalign braces 22 hours per day so they can work their magic. However, when you remove them, make sure to thoroughly rinse them. Use only a gentle solution such as mild dish soap to remove saliva and debris before putting them back into your mouth.
Remove your Invisalign clear aligners to continue performing your regular oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled brush two times per day and floss once a day to eliminate excess food particles and plaque. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash to complete your routine.
Invisalign Cottonwood braces should be removed for eating. This ensures that you can continue enjoying all your favorite foods, some of which you would otherwise have had to avoid if you had traditional braces. When you remove them, place them in their case to keep them safe.
Soak your Sedona Invisalign braces for 10 to 15 minutes each day to keep them sanitized and fresh. You can do this by using special cleaning crystals specifically designed for Invisalign aligners or by using a denture cleaner. Scrub them down gently while rinsing and replace them in your mouth after you’re finished. They should smell and taste fresh so they can continue straightening your teeth.
If you want to try Invisalign braces to straighten your teeth, contact Arizona Smile Designers to schedule an appointment at our Cottonwood or Sedona office at your earliest convenience.