Aftercare Tips For New Invisalign Patients

Aftercare Tips For New Invisalign Patients

Invisalign is a clear aligner system that uses clear material to straighten teeth. Invisalign is a great option for patients who want to straighten their teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassles of metal braces. These aligners offer many benefits, including:

  • A clear, comfortable fit that won’t irritate the mouth.
  • No metal brackets or wires to irritate the mouth.
  • No food restrictions, unlike traditional braces, so you can eat whatever you want.
  • No brackets or wires to trap plaque or food, so the risk of tooth decay is decreased.
  • Shorter treatment times, thanks to Invisalign’s advanced 3D software.

If you just got your Invisalign, keep these tips in your mind:

Minimize Sugar In Your Diet

While Invisalign aligners are removable, you don’t need to remove them for meals. It’s important to drink plenty of water and eat a diet that’s low in sugar to prevent tooth decay.

Remember, when food particles get trapped between your teeth, bacteria can thrive and cause tooth decay.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Wearing Invisalign aligners means removing them to eat, drink, and brush and floss your teeth. It’s important to practice good oral hygiene along with the routine care your Invisalign doctor recommends.

Brush your teeth after each meal and before putting in your aligners. Brushing your teeth before you put the aligners back in will help remove any debris or plaque that has built up throughout the day. This will help keep your teeth healthy and clean throughout the duration of your treatment.

Get Your Teeth Cleaned Regularly

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, you’ll need to make regular appointments with your dentist for cleanings and checkups. These appointments will ensure that your teeth stay healthy and free of debris and plaque.

Rinse With a Fluoride Mouthwash

After you’re done eating, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth for 20-30 seconds. Then, rinse your mouth out with water. After, use a fluoride mouthwash to kill bacteria left behind from your food and to clean your teeth. It’s recommended that you rinse with a fluoride mouthwash twice a day (after breakfast and before bed).

See Your Dentist Regularly

Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning. However, you’ll need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day in order to shift your teeth into the correct position.

To get the most benefit from your Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to see your dentist regularly. Since you’ll need to make fewer visits to the dentist during your Invisalign treatment to make sure your teeth are moving along properly.

Don’t Chew On Your Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign patients should remember not to chew on their aligners. Chewing on the aligners can damage them and affect your orthodontic treatment. If your aligners break, contact us immediately.

We recommend switching out the broken aligner with a new Invisalign aligner.

Wear Your Retainer

Your Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth into their correct positions. Once they’ve been successfully doing that, you’ll need to wear your retainers to keep your teeth in the correct position.

Your retainers are custom-made for your mouth. This way, they’re able to fit your teeth exactly as they should. When you stop wearing your retainers, your teeth can start to move back into their old positions.

To learn more about our dental services or schedule a consultation, call our Dentist in Woodstock, GA, at (470) 601-7888 or visit Park Creek Dental Care at 8080 Hickory Flat Hwy, Woodstock, GA, 30188.

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