How to Care for your Invisalign
How to care for your Invisalign?
Invisalign Calgary AB is an invisible, clear solution to obtain straight teeth without the use of traditional braces. Invisalign aims to provide maximum results with minimal impact on your everyday life. Invisalign is widely favored as it is comfortable to use, easy to insert, and simple to remove. Unlike traditional braces, the easy to remove Invisalign aligners, allows you to enjoy all your favorite food and beverages without having to worry about getting your food stuck in the wires and brackets of traditional braces.
Eating with Invisalign:
While the aligner is durable and strong, it is recommended that you remove them before you eat or drink beverages, as the chewing, your food with Invisalign aligner inside your mouth can damage or disfigure the aligner. It is important that you save your aligners from damage as even a minute damage to the Invisalign tray will hamper it from aligning your teeth properly. Furthermore, eating with Invisalign in your mouth can be quite unhygienic leading to unpleasant oral breath.
Beverages and Invisalign:
Continuous exposure to hot or extremely cold liquids may also cause the Invisalign aligner to distort. This changes the shape of your aligner in a way that will affect how effectively it straightens your teeth. Consult our Calgary Dentist, if your Invisalign aligner has distorted after consuming a hot beverage or chewing on something hard.
Drinking Fluids with Invisalign in your mouth can let the liquid settle inside the aligner and be in constant contact with your teeth. Acidic fluids constant contact with your teeth can be problematic, as the acids can wear away tooth enamel. Harm from acid attack to your enamel can be minimized, as saliva neutralizes and buffers the acid then washes it away. However wearing an aligner, prevents the saliva from doing those jobs, increasing your risk for tooth decay.
Colored drinks may also stain your teeth:
To prevent discoloration and tooth decay, it is recommended that your proper oral care hygiene like brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal or beverage before putting in your Invisalign aligners. If you do not have access or time to brush and floss your teeth, chew sugar-free gum to remove bacteria, acid, and food particles from your teeth. As a last resort, you may leave your aligners out for a maximum of hour or two until you can brush and floss properly. Before inserting Invisalign back, rinse the aligner in lukewarm water or use the Invisalign cleaning kit. To know more about Invisalign Calgary AB treatment options contact our office.