Invisalign Care Guide

Orthodontic Treatment in Cincinnati, OH

Woman Removing Her Invisalign AlignersAt Martinez Orthodontics, we strive to provide high-quality, convenient orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages in the Cincinnati area. As a leading Cincinnati orthodontist, we're proud to offer a wide range of treatment options to our patients, and Invisalign is one of the most popular. Invisalign comes with many conveniences and advantages over traditional metal braces, but you'll still have to take good care of your aligners during treatment. Here are a few tips for ensuring successful treatment by taking great care of your Invisalign aligners.

How to Take Care of Invisalign Aligners

During Invisalign treatment, it's vital to take good care of both your aligners and your teeth. Without conscientious care and cleaning, your aligners can serve as a hotbed for bacteria, putting your teeth and your new smile at risk. Follow these tips to ensure healthy, successful treatment and protect your new smile:

  • Brush your aligners anytime you take them out of your mouth and brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in. However, don't use toothpaste on the aligners, as this can scratch them. Instead, gently brush your aligners with water and a toothbrush to clean them.
  • Periodically soak your aligners in a glass of water with a denture cleaning tablet or specially-made Invisalign cleaning tablet. This provides a deep clean for your aligners and removes any food or bacterial deposits.
  • Be sure to brush your teeth after consuming anything other than water. Food and drink particles can get trapped underneath your aligners, providing ideal conditions for bacteria and tooth decay to flourish. Carefully brushing and flossing is the only way to prevent this.
  • Anytime you take your aligners out, make sure to keep them in your special Invisalign case. We've had countless patients need replacement aligners after accidentally folding them in a napkin and throwing them away!
  • To make on-the-go maintenance easier, make an "Invisalign Care Kit" complete with everything you need to care for your teeth and aligners. Include things like a mini toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, an interdental brush, and anything else you use for oral hygiene, and take it with you wherever you go.

Contact Your Mack & Cincinnati, OH Orthodontist

Invisalign is one of the most powerful, convenient orthodontic treatments on the market today, and if you're interested in learning how Invisalign can improve your smile, we'd love to help. Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign and schedule your treatment consultation. We look forward to hearing from you, and we're excited to help you achieve a beautiful new smile through orthodontic treatment.

Martinez Orthodontics

  • Martinez Orthodontics - 6381 Bridgetown Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45248 Phone: (513) 598-9800 Fax: (513) 598-2564

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