Toluca Lake Invisalign Dentist Answers Your Questions About Cleaning Your Teeth With Invisalign

Written by Dr. McKay on Apr 30, 2013

We all know that metal braces can make it difficult for patients to keep their teeth clean and their breath smelling fresh. Invisalign can help you get the smile you’ve been dreaming of without compromising dental hygiene. Read on to learn more about cleaning your teeth with Invisalign from our Toluca Lake Invisalign dentist

Q: How do I brush my teeth with Invisalign?

A: Invisalign aligners are completely removable, so you’ll take them out to brush your teeth normally in the morning and night. Make sure to brush your teeth thoroughly, and for at least two to three minutes, before you reinsert your Invisalign aligner.

Q: What about keeping the aligners clean? What should I do?

A: The first step to keeping your Invisalign aligners clean is to rinse your aligners with water when you take them out of your mouth and reinsert them in your mouth. You should also clean your aligners more thoroughly—you can brush with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste, or use the specialized cleaner distributed by Invisalign.

Q: Should I do anything to keep my mouth clean after I eat?

A: If possible, you should brush your teeth after you eat and before you put your Invisalign aligners back in. You don’t want food particles to be trapped in your aligners and sitting against your teeth all day. If it’s not possible for you to brush, try rinsing with water to minimize dental debris.

It’s much easier to keep your mouth clean with Invisalign, rather than traditional metal braces. With Invisalign you can brush and floss normally, and you don’t have to worry about getting food stuck in your orthodontic brackets and wires.

If you want to learn more about dental hygiene during Invisalign treatment, give our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentist office a call today! You can also schedule a consultation with our dentist to get more personalized information.