Invisalign- During COVID-19

Invisalign- During COVID-19

Posted by Dr. Young H. Kim on Apr 9 2020, 04:12 AM

Invisalign is an orthodontic device used for fixing several orthodontic issues. It can provide you a balanced, beautiful even smile. These aligners are clear and removable and hence, are less noticeable. Invisalign is a popular method of straightening teeth and a great alternative over traditional metal braces.

During this current situation, you should take the following measures to take care of your Invisalign:

Clean your Invisalign aligner and teeth each morning thoroughly.

Bacteria might build up in your mouth overnight. So, it is essential to maintain the practice of cleaning your aligner and teeth in the morning and evening before bed as well, for a good oral hygiene

Rinse the aligners every time you remove them

Apart from your morning and evening cleaning routines, also remember to rinse your aligners every time you take them off. In this way, you can prevent the building up of plaque. To clean them, you can also use an anti-bacterial soap or a soft-bristled toothbrush. 

Soak your aligners once a day

It would be better if you soak your aligners at least once a day. This will help in keeping your aligners at its best look and also smell good. You can do it either with a denture cleaner or in Invisalign cleaning crystals. After soaking, use an extra toothbrush to remove any food particles or plaque. Then rinse them before slipping them back into your mouth.

Brush and floss your teeth before putting the aligners back in

It is necessary to keep your teeth and gums clean, or else you will have to face certain dental issues in the near future. Always remember to brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in. If you don’t, then the food particles stuck between your teeth inside the aligners can cause other dental problems.

Don’t eat or drink with your Invisalign aligners in your mouth

You can only drink water with your Invisalign aligners on. You should take off your aligners to drink or eat anything else. This carelessness can stain or cause damage to the aligners, and also it cannot endure the pressure provided while eating.

Don’t use toothpaste or colored, scented soaps to clean your Invisalign aligners

These products can discolor the aligners and also give an unpleasant taste. 

 

You can call us at 630-897-1300 and ask about any questions you have regarding Invisalign. We will happily guide you.


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