Virtually undetectable, Dr. William Whittle stresses the importance of keeping your teeth clean and your clear aligners spotless so that treatment with Invisalign® remains unnoticeable. Dr. Whittle and his team at Whittle Dentistry in Benbrook, TX offer these tips to help patients maintain the cleanliness of their aligners a little better:
Remove your aligners. Remember to remove your clear aligners before eating, brushing and flossing. Also be sure to rinse your aligners before putting them back into your mouth.
Make a first aid Invisalign® cleaning kit. Get into the habit of taking a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss with you wherever you go and design a special container just for your Invisalign®-cleaning tools and keep it in your bag.
Brush after every meal. Food can easily stain or get caught in between your teeth, and the longer food is in contact with your teeth, the greater the opportunity for plaque to form. If you can’t brush after every meal then thoroughly rinse your mouth with water.
Make an appointment with Whittle Dentistry! Visit Whittle Dentistry in Benbrook, TX (and your dentist) regularly during treatment with Invisalign® to get a deep, thorough cleaning that only a professional can provide. Also, if you have any concerns about your aligners feel free to contact Dr. Whittle at 817.249.5522.