How to care for your teeth while wearing Invisalign

Invisalign and teeth care

One of the great advantages to using Invisalign in order achieve a straighter smile is it that it makes caring for your teeth is so easy!  That’s because Invisalign is a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth.

When people use traditional braces, it can be hard to maintain great oral health care practices because the  bulky metal and wires can make it difficult to get to every area of your teeth and gums.  Academy Dental in Victoria offers Invisalign therapy and can show you how easy it is to care for your teeth when using Invisalign.

Here’s what you do:

Take your trays out

One of the biggest differences between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign trays are removable! That gives you so much freedom to continue living life as normal. You won’t have to alter your habits, especially when it comes to cleaning your teeth.  Simply remove the trays when you want to clean your teeth and you’ll have access to them just as normal.

Brush your teeth

Academy Dental recommend you continue brushing your teeth at least twice a day while undergoing Invisalign treatments. Use a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and brush gently on all the surfaces of your teeth. Ideally, it would be great if you could brush after every meal you eat, but this isn’t always possible during the course of the day. A good tip to remove sugars and starches from your teeth after eating when you can’t brush is to swish some water around in your mouth. This will get rid of any food particles clinging to your teeth!

Floss

Don’t forget to floss! Flossing is still very important when wearing Invisalign trays but you can floss normally without having to navigate the floss around the metal and wires of traditional braces. All you have to do is take out your Invisalign trays and floss between your teeth to remove all the bits of food that get stuck there throughout the day. Make sure you are flossing at least once a day!

Clean your trays

It’s important to clean your Invisalign trays to keep away any bacteria that may accumulate over time. All you have to do is place them in a bowl of water with Invisalign cleaning crystals and they will be cleaned after 15 minutes.  The friendly staff at Academy Dental, in Victoria, will show you how to care for your Invisalign trays and answer any questions you may have.

At Academy Dental, we believe Invisalign is the best way to straighten your teeth without having to live with the “metal mouth” look of traditional braces.  If you are interested in Invisalign therapy we would be happy to schedule a consultation with you at our Dental Centre in Victoria. Contact us online or call our dental office at (250) 385-6552.