Packing up and Heading out: How to Travel with Invisalign

 

Packing up and Heading out: How to Travel with Invisalign | Royal Dental | Houston TXIt’s hard to stay put during the summer months. The coastal breezes beckon us to dip our feet in the water. The mountains make us swoon with soft starlight. Campfires come calling and faraway lands feel fantastically frivolous. Are you getting ready to pack up and head out of town? If you are in the midst of Invisalign treatment, you need not feel held back. You should, however, plan carefully. Traveling with Invisalign is not difficult if you know what needs to be done.

Invisalign Travel Tips

  • Don’t let vacation get in the way of progress. Talk with your dentist about getting the next set of aligners for your treatment before leaving town.
  • Having an extra set of aligners is beneficial, as well, in case the set you are currently wearing gets damaged or lost. Talk with your dentist about the best protocol for such a scenario (switch to the next set or go back to the last set that had been worn).
  • Pack aligners and extra carrying cases in baggage that is easy to reach. Checked bags for flights may not be the best place for any aligners due to the risk of loss or delay.
  • Remember to practice good hygiene when away from home. Road trips and long flights provide ample opportunity to neglect brushing and flossing. A small hygiene kit can keep you fresh and healthy.
  • When flying, an aisle seat may be more comfortable to allow you to brush after meals without disrupting neighbors.
  • It is often recommended that Invisalign patients rinse their mouth when they cannot brush. Be careful to use water from safe sources. If there is a question about “drinkability,” use boiled water to rinse and brush aligners.
  • Keeping a bottle of water with you at all times may be an easy way to keep the mouth clean on longer excursions. Just remember to brush as soon as you can to prevent plaque buildup from occurring.

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The team at Royal Dental enjoys helping our patients get the most from personal, friendly dental care. To learn more about Invisalign or how to travel while in the midst of treatment, contact an office near you.

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