Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth straightening method. It is often viewed as the superior treatment option in comparison to regular braces due to its discreetness and general aesthetics.
To achieve straight teeth, your dentist will create and provide a series of custom-fit “aligners” or “trays”. These are designed to shift your teeth into their desired final position. Each piece is nearly invisible and easily removable for consuming food and beverages.
An essential part of your treatment is cleaning and maintaining your Invisalign Trays. Not only is it important for appearance and general hygiene purposes, but it also prevents lasting damage that could occur to your teeth.
If you don’t maintain regular brushing and flossing, food fragments can be left behind and turn into plaque. As well, be sure to rinse so that saliva doesn’t get trapped beneath the Invisalign Trays and stuck against your tooth enamel. If these simple care techniques are ignored, it will contribute and accelerate the potential for tooth decay or stains on your teeth.
Regular maintenance is very important. To keep your Invisalign Trays invisible and odour free, stay consistent by regularly brushing and flossing after each meal, in the morning and before bedtime.
Important note: If you consume food or beverages, ONLY put the Invisalign Trays back into your mouth after you have brushed and flossed your teeth.
Wondering if your cleaning skills are doing a good job or considering the Invisalign Treatment? Give our clinic a call to set-up an appointment.
At your appointment, our dentists and hygienists will check your Invisalign Trays and let you know if you’re doing a good job or if there’s room for improvement. If you’re considering Invisalign, click below to book your free consultation.
Dr. Yohannes Melkie obtained his
Biomedical Science degree from the University of Ottawa and his Doctor
of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, he moved to Fort Mac,
where he has practiced since.
Dr. Melkie follows various conferences and training sessions to stay current so he can provide the best quality treatment to his patients. He enjoys collaborating with patients to ensure they get the best care.