If you want a straighter smile, Invisalign® could be a better option over traditional braces at our office in Rochester Hills, MI. Dr. Matthew Wolfe and his staff would like to make sure their patients know the best way to take care of their Invisalign® aligners along with the rest of their teeth. Here are a few tips for caring for your braces alternative in Rochester Hills, MI.
Make sure you soak your aligners in a proper solution. Such options include denture cleaner as well as the official Invisalign® cleaning crystals. Between soakings, you will also want to take steps to keep your trays properly sanitized.
You should also thoroughly rinse your aligners whenever you remove them. Neglecting to do so could result in plaque and dry saliva gathering on your aligners in the form of harmful bacteria. Before you put your aligners back in again, it is essential that you first brush and floss your teeth. Not only are flossing and brushing essential for the general appearance and health of your teeth, they are also good for helping to prevent future dental issues.
Because there are several liquids and foods that can potentially stain your aligners, it is best that you only drink water with the aligners in. Besides soaking your aligners, we also recommend that you brush them with toothpaste. Just make sure Dr. Wolfe approves the toothpaste, since many of them can damage your aligners.
Do not leave your aligners out without properly storing and rinsing them. Without taking proper precautions while removing your aligners, there is a chance you might expose them to bacteria and germs.
These are just a few tips for taking the best care of your Invisalign® aligners. For more oral health tips and tricks call Dr. Wolfe at Signature Dentistry of Rochester.