Keeping your Invisalign clean and fresh

Teeth straightening is one of the most common long-term dental treatments. There are not many others that take as long. When you have your smile realigned, you are likely to have to wear some form of equipment for at least a few months and up to a couple of years, in some cases. The exact length of time is something that we can talk to you about when you visit Vogue Dental Care for your first consultation.

Most of your straightening process takes place while you are at home. Therefore, you need to ensure that you understand all the care instructions for your tooth realignment method. Many patients, especially adults, choose to work with one of the modern realignment options, like Invisalign in Luton. This method employs clear aligners to straighten the teeth. The fact that they are see-through is one of the major reasons why people choose to wear them. They sit close to the teeth and allow them to be seen so that overall effect is close to invisible.

To keep Invisalign in Luton clear, there are several tasks that you must commit to undertaking regularly. You can get detailed instructions from Vogue Dental care which will include:

  • Removing Invisalign in Luton to eat and drink – the only thing that you can consume while you are wearing clear aligners is water. Anything else is likely to discolour your equipment. Some people find that this makes them more aware of snacking between meals and it can, therefore, lead to a positive change in eating habits;
  • Clean your teeth before reinsertion – you need to get used to brushing your teeth after every meal or snack. If you do not, small pieces of food will be trapped behind your aligner. Not only is this bad for your teeth, it can also affect the clarity of your Invisalign equipment and the freshness of your breath;
  • Cleanse your aligner thoroughly – as it’s hard to get everything completely free from debris, it is best to soak your aligner once or twice a week in a dental solution. As you need to wear each one for more than 22 hours per day, this soaking time must be taken out of your two spare hours.