Taking Care of Invisalign

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Patients who have embarked on treatment with Invisalign will be given a number of clear, plastic, removable retainers that will help move their teeth into their correct position. However, achieving a beautiful smile is not as simple as wearing the aligners every day. Taking proper care of the aligners and commitment to the treatment are very important for obtaining good results and value for money.

Invisalign in Luton is a personalised treatment, with the custom-made aligners crafted from a special, thermoplastic material that fits comfortably over each patient’s teeth. Invisalign aligners are created with the help of 3D technology and an experienced dentist, such as Vogue Dental Care. For best results, careful handling of the aligners is paramount to avoid them breaking or becoming bent out of shape.

Cleaning Invisalign Retainers

Invisalign in Luton involves patients wearing a series of clear aligners for 12-18 months. The specific treatment time is determined by the dentist. Caring for Invisalign aligners is not complicated and only requires a few minutes each day. Patients are advised to clean their aligners every time they brush their teeth. They can simply rinse them or use a soft-bristled toothpaste and toothbrush to ensure that no build-up is left within the aligners.

If calcium residue builds up in the aligners, patients can soak them in a special cleaning solution. Once the cleaning process is completed, Invisalign aligners should be returned to their case to dry for a few minutes before they are reinserted into the patient’s mouth.

Patients should be advised that Invisalign aligners should be worn meticulously throughout the day for at least 20-22 hours.

Oral Hygiene

One of the most attractive benefits of Invisalign in Luton is that patients can eat their favourite foods without restrictions, since the aligners are removed during mealtimes. However, teeth should be carefully cleaned after each meal, since food residue can get trapped between the teeth and the aligners and this can cause stains, as well as lead to dental disease. When eating and drinking anything besides water, the aligners should always be removed and stored in their dedicated Invisalign case.

With all of this in mind, Invisalign makes for a straightforward treatment journey when it comes to adult braces.