Invisalign® and Oral Health: How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Woman in Aventura smiling while holding her Invisalign

Invisalign® is a popular orthodontic treatment using clear aligners to straighten teeth gradually. While Aventura Invisalign® is a great way to achieve a straighter smile, it’s important to remember that oral health is still a crucial part of the process. This article will explore the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene during Invisalign treatment and how to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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How to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy During Treatment   

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently move teeth into their desired positions. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series.  

Oral Health and Invisalign

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential during Invisalign treatment. Clear aligners can trap bacteria and food particles against the teeth, leading to issues such as gum inflammation and tooth decay. It’s important to brush and floss regularly to prevent these problems.  

Brushing and Flossing with Invisalign

One of the benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing. It’s important to brush at least twice daily and floss once daily to remove plaque and food particles from the teeth and gums. Be sure to clean the aligners using a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap.  

Potential Oral Health Risks with Invisalign

While Invisalign can improve the appearance of your smile, it’s not without potential risks to oral health. Gum irritation and inflammation can occur if aligners are improperly cleaned, and tooth decay can develop if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. Bad breath and oral hygiene issues can also arise if aligners are not cleaned regularly.  

Maintaining Oral Health During Invisalign Treatment

Following a few simple steps is important to maintain good oral health during Invisalign treatment. Schedule regular dental cleanings and checkups to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy.  

Maintain proper oral hygiene habits during treatment, including brushing and flossing regularly and cleaning your aligners. Finally, be patient and adjust to any new oral hygiene routines required during treatment.

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Are You Interested in Aventura Invisalign?

Maintaining good oral hygiene during Invisalign treatment and seeking professional care ensures that your teeth and gums stay healthy. At Biscayne Dental Center, our team can help you manage your clear braces. Give us a call to learn more!  


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