Your Invisalign® aligners need to stay in top-notch condition if you want a successful orthodontic journey. This is because if you don’t take good care of your aligners, they won’t care for your smile the way you need them to. In fact, you could even suffer orthodontic and dental complications. So, it’s best to keep your aligners in tip-top shape, and our orthodontist, Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter, encourages you to do so by following these instructions:
-Rinse your aligner every time you take it out of your mouth, like when you eat or when you brush your teeth. As you rinse, use warm (not hot) water to wash the bacteria, plaque, and food particles away.
-Soak your aligner regularly to deeply clean it. You can soak it in the specialized cleaning crystals or even with denture cleaner.
-Brush your aligner when you brush your teeth every morning and night. However, instead of putting toothpaste on your soft-bristled toothbrush, put clear, unscented, antibacterial soap. This will help kill bacteria on your appliance. Don’t brush too hard or it can scratch the aligner.
-Clean your teeth after each time you eat. You can do so by brushing and flossing. This is important because the aligner will trap food particles and bacteria around your teeth. This can promote dental issues. If you clean your teeth regularly, there is a reduced chance of this happening.
Call Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics today at 718-278-2441 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to care for your Invisalign® aligners in Astoria, Queens, Long Island City, Woodside, Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights, and Middle Village, New York. Our orthodontic team is here to help you, and we look forward to giving you the tips, answers, and information you need!