How to Care for Invisible Braces
No one can tell that you are wearing braces. Let’s keep it that way!
With advancements in technology, your Novi dentist Dr. Neil Blavin is lucky enough to offer more subtle ways to straighten your smile without others noticing. If you’ve recently gotten Invisalign to improve the look of your smile, then you probably want to know exactly how to care for these clear aligners so that you can continue to straighten your smile without others noticing. Find out how!
Brush Your Teeth
This might seem like an obvious tip but it’s still important to mention. You should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste. If you aren’t sure which kind of toothpaste is right for you, talk to your Novi dentist for recommendations. Every time you pick up your toothbrush remember to brush for a minimum of two minutes. Keeping your smile clean takes time. Set a timer to hold yourself accountable for your two-minute brushing sessions.
Storing Your Aligners
When you aren’t wearing your Invisalign aligners you should never store them anyplace that is warmer than your mouth. This means cars on a hot summer day are off limits, as heat can permanently damage your aligners. Opt for a retainer case so you always have a home for your Invisalign trays. Also, try not to wrap your aligners in a paper towel, which can easily get thrown away.
Clean Your Aligners
Even though your aligners aren’t teeth, they still need to be cleaned each and every day in order to maintain their invisible appearance. Use a toothbrush and cool water to thoroughly clean your invisible braces. Your dentist in Novi, MI can also give you advice for which cleaning supplies are safe to use on your aligners.
Of course, no routine would be complete without seeing your Novi, MI dentist every few weeks to make sure your Invisalign treatment is going well. Let Briar Pointe Dentistry cater to all of your dental needs.