6 simple tips to help you maintain your Invisalign clear aligners by Dr. Himani Gupta

It’s fantastic that you’re undergoing Invisalign treatment and are on your way to a smile that truly expresses your personality. This is all very exciting! Compared to teeth straightening treatments using wires and brackets, the Invisalign procedure is straightforward and relatively low maintenance, so you won’t have to change your lifestyle much.

That said, we want you to have the best smile possible, so there are some things to be aware of when taking care of your Invisalign clear aligners. 

North America’s Top 1% Diamond+ Invisalign  Provider at the  Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic, Dr. Himani Gupta, shares a few simple tips to help you maintain them. 

Remove your Invisalign aligners when eating or drinking.

The beauty of Invisalign clear aligners is that they are comfortable, and you may need to remember you have them on. So remember to take them off before you eat or drink! You must take your Invisalign clear aligners out before consuming anything other than water, as food and drink can stain and potentially damage your aligners and teeth. 

Thankfully, because Invisalign clear aligners are customized to fit your teeth and trimmed along your gum line, they are easy to remove and put back on. Even in public, you can take off your aligners discreetly. If you’re about to munch on something to eat or sip your favorite drink, step away, take out your Invisalign transparent aligners, and you’re good to go! Sometimes, it may seem a lot but think about this as an investment for a future with a flawless smile.

Always keep your Invisalign aligners in the aligner case for the best outcome

Wear your Invisalign clear aligners for 20 – 22 hours daily. But for the few hours a day when you’re not wearing them, you must store them in their Invisalign case. This will not only prevent them from getting lost but also keep them clean and free from dirt or bacteria. 

Suppose you ever can’t access your Invisalign case. In that case, Dr. Gupta recommends storing your clear aligners in a clean, dry place—preferably not in your pocket! 

Use a toothbrush with soft bristles for quick daily cleaning.

You can use a soft-bristled toothbrush, toothpaste, and warm water for a quick daily clean of your Invisalign clear aligners. 

Gently brush your Invisalign clear aligners, paying extra attention to areas where food or drink residue might be. Once you’ve given them a good brush, rinse them thoroughly in warm water, and you’re all set to continue your day. 

Brush and floss as normal

Another great way to clean your clear aligners is to brush and floss your teeth as usual. This will help keep your teeth and gums healthy and remove any food or drink particles that could stain your Invisalign clear aligners. 

We recommend brushing at least twice daily with fluoride-containing toothpaste and flossing before you brush. Once you start making regular brushing and flossing a habit, they will become second nature and just another part of your day. 

Rinse your Invisalign clear aligners when you take them out

When you remove your Invisalign clear aligners, rinse them in lukewarm water. This will help remove any food or drink particles that could stain them. 

It is also a good idea to give your mouth a quick rinse with water and brush your teeth after taking your Invisalign clear aligners.

See your Invisalign Doctor regularly

One of the best ways to care for your Invisalign trays is to visit your Invisalign-trained doctor regularly, Dr. Himani Gupta, at Skyview Ranch in Calgary. Our office is conveniently located and can be found in your way.

Your Invisalign-trained doctor, Dr. Himani Gupta, will be able to check that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as it should, and they will also be able to spot any potential problems early on. How often you need to see your Invisalign-trained doctor will vary depending on your needs, so talk to your doctor about what is best for you. Remember that Invisalign virtual appointments are also available at the Skyview Ranch Dental, so you can make your checkups as convenient as needed.  

Final Words

Maintaining your Invisalign clear aligners is relatively simple, but following these tips is essential to ensure they stay clean and damage-free. By following these seven tips, you can help to keep your Invisalign treatment on track as you progress towards your beautiful new smile.  

As you already know, you should always remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything except water. If you want to eat or drink items that could stain your Invisalign clear aligners, take them out before you eat, and make sure you give your teeth a quick rinse and brush straight afterward. This will help remove any residue before it can set in and stain your clear aligners. 

The benefits of choosing Calgary’s top Invisalign clinic go beyond just the quality of treatment. From premium care to advanced expertise, patients can expect a transformative experience that enhances their smile and confidence. By selecting a top provider like Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic, individuals can trust that they are in good hands throughout their Invisalign journey, leading to a stunning smile they can be proud of.

Don’t hesitate to schedule your Invisalign consultation today with Dr. Himani Gupta, a Top 1% Diamond+ Invisalign  Provider in Calgary, AB. 

For more information, reach out to us at Dr. Himani Gupta at Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic, 1117-55 Skyview Ranch Rd NE Calgary, AB T3N 0E4, 403-266-1212

We also serve Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Black Diamond, Crossfield, Irricana, Strathmore, High River, Carstairs, Didsbury, Nanton, Olds, Vulcan, Three Hills, and Sundre, Canada.

FAQs:

  1. Can I drink anything other than water while wearing Invisalign clear aligners?

Drinking water while wearing your aligners is recommended only to prevent staining and damage. Talk to your dentist for apt guidance regarding consuming food or other beverages with Invisalign.

  1. How often should I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Clean your aligners daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush, toothpaste, and warm water. Additionally, rinse them each time you remove them from your mouth.

  1. Do I need to visit the dentist regularly during my Invisalign treatment?

Regular visits to your Invisalign-trained dentist are essential to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned and to address any issues that may arise.

  1. Can I store my Invisalign aligners in something other than the provided case?

While it’s best to store your aligners in their designated case to prevent loss and maintain cleanliness, ensure the alternative storage container is clean and dry if you don’t have access to them.

Key Takeaways

  1. Maintain Consistent Wear: For optimal results, wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours daily, only removing them for eating, drinking (except water), and cleaning.
  2. Keep Aligners Clean: Clean your aligners daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste, and rinse them thoroughly with warm water to remove any residue.
  3. Regular Dental Visits: Schedule regular visits with your Invisalign-trained dentist to monitor progress and address any concerns throughout your treatment.
  4. Choose a Trusted Provider: Trusting a top Invisalign provider like Dr. Himani Gupta at Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic ensures quality care and expertise throughout your journey, leading to a confident, stunning smile.

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Dr. Himani Gupta, a dentist since 2011 and an experienced dentist from India, graduated from Dalhousie Dental University in Halifax. Now practicing in Calgary, she’s pursuing advanced education at the American Academy of Clear Aligners. She is an an active member of AACA,  American Academy of Clear Aligners and continuously upgrades her knowledge and training thorough advanced continuing education courses. She also has comprehensive training in Braces,  through  Academy of General Practitioners of Orthodontics. Known for her commitment to excellence, she provides Invisalign braces and treatment. She emphasizes patient education to foster trust and confidence. Her passion for cosmetic dentistry drives her to stay updated on the latest advancements in the field. Dr. Himani Gupta is a Top 1% Diamond+ Invisalign provider in Calgary.

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