Invisalign Care

Here at Choonara Orthodontics in Johannesburg, South Africa, our Dr. Sahide Choonara and our staff know how important it is to maintain a healthy smile; especially while wearing Invisalign clear aligners! As Invisalign is quickly becoming a more popular and effective alternative to traditional metal braces, it’s crucial for all of our Invisalign and Invisalign Teen patients at Choonara Orthodontics to properly adjust to their treatment and learn how to care forSandton Invisalign Care their Invisalign trays, thus ensuring healthy teeth that are both brilliant and beautiful!

Keeping Your Mouth Extra Clean

With the convenient ability to remove your Invisalign aligners at any time, it’s crucial to keep your teeth adequately brushed and flossed daily. While your aligners are pressed tightly against your teeth, your saliva will not be able to naturally wash away any debris left behind, causing unwanted bacteria build-up directly on the enamel of your teeth. Thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal or snack will help you maintain great oral hygiene during your Invisalign treatment process, preventing plaque, tartar, and cavities.

Properly Cleaning Your Invisalign Aligners 

Everytime you remove your Invisalign trays, it’s crucial to clean them properly. Dry saliva and plaque create a perfect breeding ground for foul-smelling bacteria. Soaking your aligners in denture cleaner, Retainer Brite, or the official Invisalign cleaning crystals are all excellent options for keeping your trays clean and sanitized.

You can also clean your aligners with a clear, antibacterial soft soap. Clear, antibacterial soap is an excellent and inexpensive way to keep your aligners clear, fresh, and free from harmful bacteria. As a side note, it’s not advised to use toothpaste to clean your trays, as this will scratch the plastic and create places for bacteria to live inside your aligners.

Invisalign Tray Cases

Additionally, whenever you have your Invisalign aligners removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss, make sure you place them in your Invisalign tray cases with the lid shut. It’s important not to leave your trays exposed to anything that could scratch them! This means that you shouldn’t leave them on the edge of your sink or on your dining table. Invisalign aligners are lightweight and can be knocked off a ledge easily.

Drinking Lots Of Water

With your Invisalign trays in place, it’s important to drink a lot of water every day. As with traditional braces, your mouth is going to sense that something foreign is present, causing you to produce a lot of extra saliva and quickly becoming dehydrated. Like any orthodontic treatment, our orthodontists will walk you through a strict regimen on how much water you should drink, and what types of drinks you should avoid.

Call Your Johannesburg Orthodontist Today For Invisalign In Sandton!

With state-of-the-art Invisalign technology and years in-depth experience serving patients all across South Africa, our dental team at Choonara Orthodontics in Johannesburg will provide you with the best tips and tricks to adjust to life with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, including how to properly care for your aligners. For more information on familiarizing yourself with your new Invisalign clear aligners, don’t hesitate to contact us today!