A Guide To Invisalign Aftercare

Invisalign aftercare - Bourne End Dental

Invisalign is a very popular way to straighten teeth because, unlike metal braces, it is nearly invisible and can straighten teeth in as little as 9 to 15 months. But, just like with metal braces, you still have to do things after your orthodontic treatment:

Wear Retainers

By wearing your retainers, you keep your teeth from moving back to where they were before. If you don’t wear them, your smile will look different. On top of that, it could hurt your teeth in general.

Brush and floss

Once you don’t have to wear your aligners all day, you should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once, just like you did when you did. Keeping this routine is good for your oral hygiene, and unlike with metal braces, where you have to change how you clean your teeth, you will already know how to take care of your teeth after your treatment.

Also, it’s easier to clean teeth that are straight.

Go For Regular Checkups & Cleanings

Having regular dental checkups and cleanings, both during and after your orthodontic treatment, is important because you need to get rid of any hard plaque and check your oral health. With regular checkups, your dentist can look at your teeth and gums to make sure you have a healthy smile and can catch any problems early with an exam and x-rays. Making treatment a lot easier and cheaper.

Eat a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy, complex carbs, and good fats can do a lot for your oral health. Don’t get cavities by eating and drinking too many sweets and sugary drinks.

Wear a Mouthguard When Playing Sport

When playing sports like hockey, rugby, or football, a mouthguard can protect your nice, straight teeth from getting hurt. After getting Invisalign, it would be very annoying to lose a tooth because of an elbow to the face or a bad spill.

These steps should help you know what to do after your last Invisalign tray so that you can keep your new straight smile looking its best.

Blythe Road Dental can be reached through our online form or by calling 020 7602 5089 if you have any questions, want more information, or want to know more about Invisalign. Everyone on our team is always glad to help.