Invisalign® is a teeth straightening treatment that addresses the most common malocclusion problems more discreetly and comfortably than traditional braces. While patients are progressing through Invisalign treatment, they wear a series of clear, plastic aligners.
Invisalign aligners are made of durable plastic materials that are virtually invisible, but they can become discolored or damaged if they are not cleaned and cared for properly. Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky provides tips for cleaning and caring for Invisalign aligners to help our Downtown Edmonton, Alberta patients maintain a healthy and attractive smile throughout treatment.
Invisalign aligners are meant to be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours per day. Although the aligners should not be worn while a patient is eating or drinking, they can still collect bacteria that builds up around the teeth and gums.
To minimize the risk of dental complications during Invisalign treatment and prevent odor or discoloration, patients need to clean their aligners regularly. Aligners should be rinsed every time that they are removed, and they should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a day.
Invisalign aligners are easy to clean, as long as our Downtown Edmonton patients follow a few simple tips:
Cleaning is one important aspect of caring for Invisalign aligners, but there are other steps that our Downtown Edmonton patients need to take to keep their aligners protected so that they do not become damaged during treatment.
Invisalign is the most discreet teeth straightening treatment available. If you would like to learn more about the Invisalign process or you have more questions about caring for your aligners, send us a message at your earliest convenience. You can also call (780) 428-6846 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky.