The Invisalign aligners must be worn at least 22 hours/24 hours, they must be removed only during meals or to brush your teeth.
Hygiene of the teeth and aligners is essential to the success of invisible orthodontic treatment.
Proper oral hygiene
For a good use of your alignment gutters and to avoid damaging them, it is necessary to :
- Always remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking. (You don’t need to remove your aligners to drink fresh water).
- Brush and floss after every meal or snack and before putting the aligners back in.
- Always put the trays back in their case when they are not in the mouth to avoid damaging or losing them.
- Have regular dental check-ups with your orthodontist.
Invisalign gutter …Daily maintenance
As far as maintenance is concerned, it is obviously necessary to take care of your aligners. Even if you change them every two weeks, it is still necessary to maintain them well.
To maintain them properly, the best way is to clean them before each insertion with a soft-bristled toothbrush and water. In fact, brush the outside and inside of your gutters meticulously, taking care to go into every nook and cranny
Specially adapted cleaning tablets can also be used, as well as cleaning crystals. It can also be useful to use the product of the brand Invisalign brand product for effective maintenance.
To conclude, it is recommended to brush your teeth at least 3 times a day and to brush the invisible aligners each time.
It is necessary to be careful with the consumption of foods that could stain the gutters, coffee and tea in particular. Smoking should also be limited to avoid damaging the aligners as much as possible. Moreover, the consumption of chewing gum is not recommended because it may stick to the gutters.
Invisalign gutter cleaning… Importance!
The purpose of cleaning the Invisalign trays is to prevent the multiplication and propagation of germs, to remove dirt and to prevent the scaling of the shells which could eventually alter their transparency but also their functioning.