Invisalign: Caring for Your Aligners

Taking proper care of your oral health doesn’t stop at brushing, flossing, and visiting the dental hygienist in Middletown, NY. You also need to care for any restorations that you might be using, like your Invisalign aligners. People use Invisalign to straighten out their teeth and enjoy better oral health, but there are certain ways that aligners can harm your teeth if you don’t take care of them. Even though you’ll go through different sets of aligners throughout treatment, you should do what you can to keep each pair safe. Continue on and care for your new aligners.

You’ll be wearing your aligners for most of each day when you start Invisalign treatment. Although you’ll switch to new aligners as treatment progresses, you need to take care of each set your dentist gives you. If you don’t keep your aligners clean, then food debris and other residues and germs can remain inside your trays, becoming exposed to your teeth once you put your aligners back in. Brush your teeth after each meal, and clean your aligners before wearing them again. Use a protective case whenever you travel with your aligners, and replace them with a mouth guard when you play sports.

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