Once you begin receiving Invisalign treatment to achieve an aligned smile, you may wonder if there’s something you should be doing – or avoiding – as a means of keeping your trays safe and effective. As a matter of fact, as easy as it is to maintain your aligners, it is also easy to damage them if you’re unaware of some potential hazards. We would like to explore a few details regarding keeping those Invisalign trays safe, so you feel confident about enjoying successful treatment.
Carry A Case
You don’t want to shove your Invisalign treatment trays into your pocket when you remove them from your mouth – particularly if you are sitting down while eating. They can become damaged as a result, which will mean you need replacement trays (this interrupts your course of treatment). Instead, speak with us about case options that you can easily take with you to house your trays when necessary.
Be Careful With Maintenance
You don’t want to brush your Invisalign treatment trays vigorously or incorporate hot water into your maintenance routine. Rough handing can lead to damage. Hot water can change the shape of the trays, which means they will stop providing successful shifting until you receive a replacement.
Don’t Eat Or Smoke With Trays
When you have trays in your mouth, you may be tempted to eat a quick snack or take a quick smoke break. Unfortunately, this can backfire in a serious way. While sipping water will not damage your Invisalign treatment trays, smoking may damage and stain them. Similarly, eating with them in can lead to staining, damage, and is not safe for your oral health.
Call Active Dental in Irving and Grand Prairie Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel, Dr. Jason Strickland, and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel or Dr. Strickland, call Active Dental in Irving, TX today at 972-556-0600, or in Grand Prairie, TX at 972-606-2999. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.