Toluca Lake Invisalign Dentist Explains The Basics of Cleaning Your Mouth During Invisalign Treatment

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 4, 2014

If you’ve been thinking about straightening your smile, you probably have questions about what it’s like to live with different cosmetic treatments. Most of us know that traditional braces can be a little difficult to tolerate. In some patients metal braces irritate oral tissues, and they can be very difficult to keep clean. That’s why our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists are so happy to offer innovative Invisalign treatment to our patients. Invisalign is the modern way to straighten your smile without suffering through months or years with metal braces.

Today we’ll be talking a little more about how Invisalign can help you maintain a clean smile as you go through treatment. Remember—there’s no sense in having a straight smile if you’re plagued with dental decay and gum disease!

Invisalign is designed to help you keep a clean smile, because…

· Invisalign aligners are removable—this means that you can take them out to clean your teeth. You’ll be able to floss, brush, and use mouthwash like you always do, so say hello to white teeth and fresh breath as you perfect your smile!

· The Invisalign aligners themselves are made of a smooth plastic, so they are easy to clean. You’ll be able to rinse your aligners clean with water—removing dental debris and food particles, and also cleanse your aligners with toothpaste and/or the Invisalign cleaning solution. Regular maintenance will help you avoid plaque build-up in your aligners.

· The smooth Invisalign plastic does not cut or irritate gum tissue. Consequently, your gum tissue will not be compromised and more prone to infection.

If you want to learn more about Invisalign aligners—how they work and what it’s like to wear aligners day to day—give our Toluca Lake Invisalign dentist office a call. We’ll walk you through the process and help you choose a cosmetic treatment that works for your life!