This site uses cookies to provide you with a more responsive and personalized service. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies. Please read our cookie policy notice for more information on the cookies we use.
AGREE & CLOSE
PROGRESSIVE DENTISTRY MOBILE MENU BUTTON
34 Fulham High Street, Fulham, London, SW6 3LQ
  •   020 7731 1162
ARCHIVES
●   October 2019
●   September 2019
●   August 2019
●   July 2019
●   June 2019
●   May 2019
●   April 2019
●   March 2019
●   February 2019
●   January 2019
●   December 2018
●   November 2018
●   October 2018
●   September 2018
●   August 2018
●   July 2018
●   June 2018
●   May 2018
●   April 2018
●   March 2018
●   February 2018
●   January 2018
●   December 2017
●   November 2017
●   October 2017
●   September 2017
●   August 2017
●   July 2017
●   June 2017
●   May 2017
●   April 2017
●   March 2017
●   February 2017
●   January 2017
●   December 2016
●   November 2016
●   October 2016
●   September 2016
●   August 2016
●   July 2016
●   June 2016
●   May 2016
●   April 2016
●   March 2016
●   February 2016
●   January 2016
●   December 2015
●   November 2015
●   October 2015
●   September 2015
●   August 2015
●   July 2015
●   June 2015
●   May 2015
●   April 2015
●   March 2015
●   February 2015
●   January 2015
●   December 2014
●   November 2014
●   October 2014
●   September 2014
●   August 2014
●   July 2014
●   June 2014
●   May 2014
●   April 2014
●   March 2014
●   February 2014
●   January 2014
●   December 2013
●   November 2013
●   October 2013
●   September 2013
●   August 2013
●   July 2013
●   June 2013
●   May 2013
●   April 2013
●   March 2013
●   February 2013
●   January 2013
●   December 2012
●   November 2012
●   October 2012
●   September 2012
●   August 2012
●   July 2012
●   June 2012
●   April 2012
●   March 2012
●   February 2012
●   January 2012
●   December 2011
●   November 2011
●   October 2011
●   September 2011
●   August 2011
●   July 2011
●   June 2011
●   May 2011
●   April 2011
●   March 2011
●   February 2011
●   January 2011
●   December 2010
●   November 2010
●   October 2010
●   September 2010
NEWS - NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH
{ THE ONLINE BLOG }
SEP 19
05
THURSDAY 5TH OF SEPTEMBER 2019

5 WAYS TO KEEP INVISALIGN ALIGNERS CLEAN

Years ago, those looking to straighten their teeth only had one option: metal braces. Today, however, Invisalign is becoming increasingly available to the public. People are now choosing removable aligners over metal braces because they don’t irritate the teeth and gums. Not only are they more comfortable to use but they are significantly easier to maintain.

Your mouth is a part of your body that gets dirty throughout the day, so these plastic aligners must be washed daily. Here are five ways to keep your aligners immaculate:

1) Give your teeth a scrub

This should be a no-brainer. After all, why clean your aligners if the surface they will be on isn’t taken proper care of? Floss your teeth to remove any traces of food and scrub each particle out with a brush. Missing these particles can cause cavities that trigger serious dental problems. Brush your teeth immediately after a meal if possible to avoid bacteria build-up.

2) Remove the Invisalign daily

Removing your Invisalign after you wake up every day to clean them is crucial because bacteria accumulates while you sleep. Give the trays a rinse and brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. This should be a different toothbrush from the one you use with your teeth or you’ll risk putting more bacteria into your mouth. Repeat this process at night, preferably before going to sleep.

3) Avoid using soap and toothpaste

Washing the trays with soap can leave a bitter after taste. The last thing you want is to constantly have a strange taste in your mouth. Even toothpaste has ingredients can that leave stains to the aligners. Don’t tarnish your beautiful smile with discoloured aligners. Use the right cleaning solution!

4) Keep them in a case when they’re not in use

An Invisalign left in the open serves as a magnet for bacteria. Therefore, you should bring their case wherever you go so that you can place the trays inside once you are not using it. The case itself should also be cleaned and dried regularly to prevent bacteria from making it their home.

5) Clean the aligners using a special solution

Invisalign comes with a denture cleaner that is formulated to rinse aligners without causing any damage. You can order this cleaner from any Invisalign dentist in London when you run out of stock. Cleaning crystals can also be purchased for deeper cleaning.

If the cleaner is not available, soak your aligners in cold water and scrub them with a toothbrush. Hot water should be avoided because it can warp the aligner.

Are your aligners discoloured? If so, dilute a small portion of bleach in water and soak the Invisalign in it for 15 minutes. After this, immerse it in cold water to remove the bleach residue. White vinegar and hydrogen peroxide can also be used to dissolve plaque.

Trust your teeth with a dentist who specialises in Invisalign

Cleaning the aligners is only one part of the equation. As your teeth alignment adjusts, you must consult an Invisalign dentist in London at once to get a new set. Using the old one will only cause discomfort and potential gum problems.

Invisalign dentists will scan the new alignment of your teeth to provide a pattern for your new aligners. That data will be transferred to create a treatment plan that your dentist will go over and approve after they have ensured its suitability.

The aligner will then be 3D-printed and delivered to the attending dentist who will hand it to the patient. The Invisalign kit will contain a series of aligners that must be changed every two weeks.

 Conclusion

To avoid a botched straightening job, make sure your Invisalign treatment is performed by a licensed dentist. Even if you have the best dentist in the world, remember that they can’t give you great results if you don’t do your part. Keep your Invisalign aligners clean and you’ll be safely on the road to healthy, happy pearly whites!

We are rated as one of the best cosmetic dentists in London - get in touch today to see how we can help.

 
SEARCH
Search
Search too short
©2019 Progressive Dentistry is the trading name of Orviol Ltd, a registered company in England and Wales 8973656
  •   CONTACT US
  •   COOKIE POLICY
  •   social-twitter social-facebook social-instagram