When it comes to straightening your teeth, you will not find an option that is more discreet than an invisible aligner.
Made from transparent plastic and custom-made for your teeth, these nifty orthodontic tools are ideal for correcting misalignments in those with mild to moderate dental spacing or crowding cases.
When you come to see our team at the Bromley Dental Practice, we will always be happy to discuss your suitability for Invisalign in Bromley and will be sure to answer any queries that you have in jargon-free language, so you can understand every part of this process.
But, before getting to that, you may be curious about the aligners themselves; how do you maintain Invisalign in Bromley? Here are some top tips from our team.
Keep them clean
In order to keep Invisalign in Bromley functioning as a tool and to keep your teeth free from gum disease or tooth decay, you will need to keep the aligners clean. So, be sure to clean them twice a day (minimum) with cold water and a soft-bristled brush. Be sure that you brush and floss your teeth before putting the aligners back in your mouth.
There are even aligner-friendly cleaning crystals that you can use that have a minty taste for them. Or, if you prefer, you can even use a denture cleaner. Just be sure that they are clean, as this will prevent secondary issues from occurring in your mouth.
Wear them as directed
Invisible aligners are typically worn for at least 20-22 hours per day, so it’s important to wear them as directed by our team. If you do not follow the directions as set down in your treatment plan, it may take longer for your teeth to straighten, or they may even revert to their previous positions.
Take them out
When you are eating or drinking, it is recommended to take the aligners out. Unless you are drinking water, in which case, you can keep them in.
This will prevent staining, will help to keep them safe (and protect them against damage from hard foods), and will ensure that you have time to clean them.
Keep them in a safe place
When you take your aligners out, make sure to keep them in a secure place, such as the case, to avoid losing or damaging them. While they are strong enough to move your teeth, it is not advisable to simply toss them into a bag or your pocket, as this can cause them to warp. So, keep them safe!
Visit our team regularly
To ensure that these aligners work as planned, you will need to follow the schedule of regular check-ups with our team to monitor the progress of your treatment. There is an associated app, which is downloadable for smartphones, which we recommend to all of our patients who are using these aligners. It allows you to send us photos of your smile, so we can assess how the treatment is progressing without you needing to come into the surgery.