You did it. You started the road to a straighter smile. As you begin to adjust to your Invisalign, there is one major thing you’ll want to keep in mind, and that’s your dental hygiene.

Invisalign and Cavities

Without proper care, your clear aligners can harbor bacteria and leave you with cavities and poor dental health. So to ensure your road to straight teeth is a healthy one, here’s how to keep your Invisalign clean:

Remove When Eating

The first step to ensure your Invisalign stays clean is to protect it from stains. The only thing you should drink with your aligners in is water. That’s it. For all meals and other drinks, your aligners should be removed.

Floss and Brush After Every Meal

Now is the time to invest in a travel toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash kit. After you are done eating, you’ll want to ensure your aligners are being placed on clean teeth. This will keep your aligners cleaner and help prevent you from cavities.

If you skip these steps, you are just pushing the leftover food or stain-causing drink to sit and soak on your teeth, which will not only stain your aligners, but it will also lead to an increased chance in tooth decay.

Keep Rinsing

You’ll also want to rinse your aligners every time you put them back. With a quick rinse with warm water, you can get rid of any lingering germs, plaque, or bacteria that could be sitting in them before you place them back in your mouth.

Don’t Forget to Soak

You’ll also want to do your part by properly soak your aligners. You can choose the Invisalign cleaning product or a clear antibacterial soap. Before bed, rinse and brush them gently with your toothbrush. By investing in the cleaning system, you can ensure your Invisaligns is clean as can be and odor free!

Your smile is part of your first impression, so why not make it a good one? If you are looking to invest in Invisalign, or have questions about the process, Contact Suri Dental Group, today at (516) 407-8505 to make an appointment in Nassau County or Long Island.