3 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth When Wearing Invisalign

 

We have numerous patients who visit us at our Houston dental office asking about how to achieve optimum oral health despite having Invisalign. Practicing good oral hygiene may be be quite a challenge when wearing aligners and similar corrective devices as they can trap more food particles in between teeth and stop you from brushing and flossing effectively.

So how exactly do you take care of your teeth when wearing Invisalign? Read on below!

1. Brush the right way using the right type of toothbrush.

By using an interdental toothbrush,start brushing at the outside of your teeth and brush at a straight angle using circular strokes. When cleaning the areas between your braces, you can efficiently brush by angling the toothbrush up and down. In addition, don’t forget to brush your molars (the chewing surfaces in your teeth).

2. Continue to floss even though it may prove difficult at first.

3. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

4. Stay away or limit your intake of foods which can cause discoloration such as coffee and tea.

5. Get in touch with us for regular check-ups!

The Royal Dental team in Houston, Texas has been helping Houstonians smile straight, bright and healthy since 1992! For more information on Invisalign, get in touch with us by calling (713) 330-7700 or by filling out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you out!

 

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