Invisalign Maintenance: How to maintain my aligners?
Enjoying great popularity, in particular for its discreet and removable properties, the Invisalign® treatment remains a solution of choice for aligning teeth. Since the implementation of this intervention, more than 12 million smiles have been corrected.
Despite certain restrictions, this type of treatment can correct a large number of malocclusions. A meeting with an orthodontist can confirm if you are eligible for Invisalign. Young and old can have recourse to this orthodontic treatment, starting at the age of 7.
Once the process is started and the treatment has begun, what maintenance is required on the clear aligners and how often?
Good habits to take
Maintaining your aligners is simple, quick, but above all necessary! As soon as the first aligners are put in place, your orthodontist will give you a cleaning kit which will allow you to properly store and clean them.
In order to keep them in optimal condition, putting the aligners in their case is an excellent habit to adopt. This way, you reduce the risk of accidental breakage or loss when you are not wearing them.
Since your aligners will be replaced on a regular basis, we also recommend keeping the aligners from the previous step. In case of breakage or loss, you can put them back and quickly meet your orthodontist. It will also prevent your teeth from shifting and causing more harm.
Carry out daily maintenance to preserve good dental hygiene
When you start an Invisalign treatment, you have to plan an adaptation period in your daily habits. Since it is necessary to wear the aligners at least 22 hours a day, it is necessary to maintain excellent dental hygiene, and this inevitably involves effective brushing of the teeth.
When you start an Invisalign treatment, you have to plan an adaptation period in your daily habits. Since it is necessary to wear the aligners at least 22 hours a day, excellent dental hygiene must be maintained, and this inevitably involves effective brushing of the teeth.
In addition to brushing your teeth, here are some rules that your orthodontist will ask you to follow.
- Avoid eating while wearing your aligners. Since they are removable, it is easy to remove them during meals and snacks. This is one of the main advantages of this orthodontic treatment.
- Watch out for drinks! It is better to drink water rather than other liquids. This way, you reduce the chances of staining your clear aligners. Unlike food, it is possible to drink without removing it.
- Brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in your mouth. In order to destroy bacteria and prevent new ones from developing, it is essential to brush your teeth after each meal and before putting your aligners back in place. This way, you limit the appearance of cavities and bad odors, while keeping the aligners clean.
- Clean your aligners after meals. It is recommended to clean your dental apparatus after each meal. The use of a toothbrush with soft bristles and toothpaste is recommended to keep your aligners clean.
Give yourself the smile of your dreams thanks to Invisalign and maintain your aligners easily thanks to these few habits to adopt.