Over the past 25 years since its inception, Invisalign has created over 12.8 million gorgeous smiles throughout the entire world. Clear aligners have become a very popular alternative to the traditional, and often unsightly, metal braces. They are easy to remove, use, and clean.
Though, while easy to use, they do still need upkeep. This is especially true when it comes to keeping them clean. Avoid these Invisalign cleaning mistakes to enjoy a healthier and brighter smile.
1. No Eating or Drinking with Aligners In
When wearing your Invisalign, you need to ensure that you don’t try to eat or drink with your aligners in. Other than straight water, you should always remove your aligners before you eat or drink anything. Chewing with aligners can damage them greatly.
Food and drinks can stain your clear aligners causing them to look yellow and cloudy. You should also ensure that you brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in.
When you remove your aligners, you should always ensure that you rinse them. Many people have dirty aligners due to the fact that they remain unrinsed after they have been used. When you take them out to eat or drink, rinse them and place them in your case.
Otherwise, they will get dirty and end up smelling not so fresh. It will also keep bacteria at bay.
Using the protective aligner case you are provided with is the best and safest way to ensure that your aligners are safe when you don’t need them. It also happens to be an impossible habit for many people to form. Most of the time, they are shoved in purses, backpacks, or even pockets.
However, this is a surefire way to damage them. Use the case to keep your investment safe.
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