Oral Hygiene with Invisalign

Congratulations on starting your Invisalign journey with Encino Dental Studio in Encino, CA. We’re here throughout the entire process to help you any way that we can. Caring for your teeth and your aligners is crucial to ensuring the success of your treatment. Here are some oral hygiene tips that you should follow as long as you have Invisalign braces.

Brushing After Meals

After eating, if you put your Invisalign aligners back in your mouth before brushing your teeth, you’re trapping leftover food particles along with bacteria and increasing the chances of developing decay.

Keep a hygiene pack with you everywhere you go and get in the habit of brushing after every meal. Even if you don’t have toothpaste, water and a brush can get your mouth clean enough to go about your day.

Before Going to Bed

You not only need to keep your teeth clean at all times, but your aligners should be washed regularly too. To do so, brush both the inside and outside of the aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush, a scent-free, anti-bacterial soap, and some lukewarm water.

Over time if your aligners start to look dingy and could use a deep cleaning, you can soak them in a denture or retainer cleaning product. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package and not go without your aligners any longer than you have to.

Before going to bed is a great time to floss and remove any debris from between your teeth that accumulated throughout the day. One of the great things about Invisalign is that brushing and flossing are as easy as ever! There aren’t any wires or brackets to worry with like with traditional metal braces.

Invisalign In Encino, CA

For more information about Invisalign or to see if you’re a candidate for clear braces, call Encino Dental Studio to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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