When you eat a meal, small food particles and bacteria may cling to your teeth. If you reinsert your aligners without properly cleaning your mouth, Invisalign will trap those substances against your teeth, thus increasing the risk of tooth decay and bad breath. Keep a toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste with you so you can freshen up your mouth after each meal before you put your aligners back in.
The above tips will help you keep your aligners fresh and functional throughout your Invisalign treatment. If you would like even more specific direction on how to make a success out of your teeth straightening journey, your cosmetic dentist or orthodontist would be pleased to help.
About the Author
Dr. Ji Young Lim is the on-staff orthodontist at First Line Dental. She provides Invisalign and a number of other treatments that are designed to help patients achieve straighter, healthier, and more attractive teeth. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, or if you are ready to schedule an orthodontic consultation, contact our team at 860-327-5990.