Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners

To avoid an even higher Invisalign cost in Damascus, you should always take care of your plastic aligners in the correct manner. Invisalign is an orthodontic wonder, but it can still degrade without proper care, and patients can still lose the aligners. Follow your orthodontist’s instructions about proper aligner wear and care, and continue reading for a brief overview of how to care for your Invisalign aligners. invisalign - aligners

Brush them like your teeth.

At least twice a day, morning and night, you want to brush your plastic aligners. Get a soft toothbrush with toothpaste—double check with your orthodontist that you are using a safe brand—and brush the entire aligner. Rinse it off with clean, cool water. If food or debris ever get in an aligner, you may want to brush it again to clear out the debris and potential bacteria. If you notice plaque or dirty buildup on your aligners, consult your orthodontist about more effective ways to clean them. You may want to purchase a special Invisalign cleanser kit, as well.

Remove them when you eat.

The great thing about Invisalign is the ability to eat and drink whatever you want during your treatment. However, you must remember to remove the aligners when you eat or drink anything other than water. Food and drink can damage or stain the aligners. Stick to drinking only water when you have the aligners in. Remove them before you eat or drink something else, and remember to put the aligners back on your teeth once you are finished eating.

Keep them safe in containers.

Always keep a plastic container around when you remove your aligners. This is extremely important to keep from losing your aligners and needing a costly replacement. Keep a container on your person at all times for when you remove the aligners to eat or drink. Be sure to keep the container in sight or in a secure location when your aligners are in it. This will help prevent accidentally forgetting your aligners at a restaurant.