Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners
Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners

Have you heard about invisible braces? There’s an alternative way to which one can have the perfect set of teeth without passing through the stress of wearing an unattractive wire and bracket braces.  There is a way in which you can boost up your self-esteem and confidence without being stigmatised with those other regular and unattractive conventional wire braces. Invisible braces tend to be the new way of achieving those beautiful smiles you have always longed for without anyone noticing.

One of the most popular invisible braces is the Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are a modern-day solution to straighten the teeth. They are a set of clear, plastic, durable and customised aligners designed to straighten the teeth within months.

Who can use Invisalign?

Invisalign is not age restrictive as long as the adult teeth are fully grown, Invisalign can be used. Invisalign is designed to help straighten the teeth and also cure some other orthodontic issues without anyone even noticing.

It’s normal for teenagers to be teased by their peers for wearing the regular braces or a TV presenter avoiding to smile because of those unattractive metal braces. Invisible Invisalign braces is a better option if you do not want anyone to notice you are going through an orthodontic process of straightening the teeth. Invisalign gives everyone the chance to live a happy and hassle-free life without having to feel embarrassed or passing through the process of using traditional metal braces.

Cleaning your Invisalign aligners

Having the perfect set of teeth should be one of the goals you want to achieve. There’s nothing more like having so much confidence; with Invisalign aligners, you are sure to regain your self-confidence. One good thing about Invisalign is that they are designed in a way that you can remove them whenever you want to eat or drink anything, meaning that there’s no limit as to what you can eat or drink.

Eating anything or being able to drink anything does not mean the aligners are immune to dirt. Cleaning your aligners regularly is very important as it is the only way to keep germs away from the aligners. Cleaning your Invisalign aligners regularly is very important to achieving the right treatment and also a way of keeping the Invisalign invisible and odourless.

Tips on cleaning your Invisalign braces

  • Every time you take the aligners out of your mouth, you should rinse properly, especially with running water. This will help you to get rid of germs from the aligners.
  • After eating, rinse your mouth properly before wearing the Invisalign. Always note that the teeth need to stay clean at all times to prevent plaques, germs or bacteria from building up in the teeth.
  • For cleaning your Invisalign aligners, you can use clear and soft anti-bacterial soap to help prevent bacteria  and plaques from affecting the Invisalign aligners
  • Apart from rinsing the Invisalign aligners, learn to brush the aligners. However, while brushing the aligners, you are to do so carefully to avoid leaving any visible marks or cracks.
  • Avoid drinking or eating coloured food and drinks that would stain the aligners
  • Using toothpaste to brush your teeth is ideal for your teeth but not ideal for aligners. When brushing the aligners, it is best to do so without paste.

Travelling with Invisalign aligners

Invisalign aligners are known to be very convenient because of the option of removing the aligners whenever you want to. In as much as these aligners are very convenient, they can also cause little inconveniences. Travelling with Invisalign can be a little bit of stress because they can be misplaced, broken or even forgotten.

However, here are some vital tips that can help you take care of your Invisalign aligners when travelling.

  • Carry more than one

When travelling, you should carry more than a set of aligners. The previous Invisalign, the current one and a new pair of Invisalign braces would come in handy.

  • Carry an extra case

Invisalign cases are very easy to lose, so it would be a very good idea to carry more than one case when travelling to avoid being in a situation where you would be left with no case at all.

  • Rinse the Invisalign when necessary

Brushing your Invisalign braces may be ideal, but in situations where you might be in another state or country, brushing may not be very practical. Rinsing your mouth and Invisalign often would be a better option and a better way of keeping them clean and healthy while away from home.

Mistakes you should avoid with Invisalign

When wearing Invisalign, there are some common mistakes people make when wearing Invisalign. These common mistakes include:

Not placing your Invisalign aligners in their cases when you are not wearing them. When these invisible braces are not being worn, they should be kept in their cases. This is to prevent bacteria from finding their way into the invisible braces using scented and coloured soap to either wash or clean your Invisalign braces.

Using scented or coloured soap to clean your Invisalign braces might cause some discolouration, bad taste and also cause damage to some ingredients. When cleaning the braces, lukewarm water or cool water should be used to avoid a lot of heat from wrapping around the braces.

When travelling, it is important to carry extra aligners with you. If you would be gone for a couple of weeks, it is best to let your orthodontist know to make new
Invisalign braces available for you.

Are Invisalign aligners right for you?

After going through the guide on how to properly take care of your Invisalign braces, it is assumed that you now know how to take care of your Invisalign braces properly. This would enable you to make a proper decision as to if Invisalign aligners are right for you.

However, if you want to get more acquainted with Invisalign, you can do so by contacting Adult Braces London to get more information on Invisalign, how to get them, costs and also schedule an appointment with us.

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I had been interested in getting Invisalign braces for sometime. A friend recommended Adult Braces London and I went to see them for an assessment. I went ahead with the treatment and I’m delighted with the results and with a very reasonable price that I paid.

I had stopped wearing retainers after a previous tooth straightening. The staff were very kind and did not tell me off! The work I have had done so far has been excellent and I am looking forward to a new more confident smile in a shorter time than with traditional braces!

I go for regular tray changes for my Invisalignat Adult Braces and my teeth are much betternow! I would definitely recommend them. I have a customer facing job and love the fact that the braces are virtually invisible.

I wanted to have correction of my top teeth that had an overbite. I was told that Adult Braces Clinic could help. They have helped me, and made a customised Invisalign system that I am really pleased with, and a good price too.

I have had crooked teeth since I was a child. I went to Adult Braces for advice and help. I have decided that I will go ahead with Invisalign invisible braces, very soon and am pleased at the relatively short time it will take.

I was suffering teeth that had moved back after I stopped wearing my retainer. The dentists at Adult Braces Clinic took a lot of time helping me and I am now having treatment to help me on my way to a great smile.