19 Jun

How to take care of your Invisalign Retainers

shutterstock_638181961Invisalign is one of the most popular modern orthodontic treatments. Many people choose Invisalign because it enables them to undergo treatment in secret. With Invisalign braces, you don’t need to worry about other people seeing your braces. You can go about life as normal and after around 12-18 months, you’ll have a beautiful new smile. If you are interested in Invisalign and you want the best results, it’s really important to take care of your bespoke aligners and retainers.

How do Invisalign aligners and retainers work?

Invisalign treatment isn’t like other orthodontic systems. Rather than a brace being fitted to the teeth, Invisalign uses as series of bespoke aligners to move the teeth. These aligners work in order, and each patient receives a custom-made set. Each aligner is worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next brace in the sequence. When you finish treatment, you’ll be provided with retainers, which help to keep your teeth in position.

Taking care of your aligners and retainers

As Invisalign aligners and retainers are removable, it’s really important to keep them safe and to try and avoid putting them down or leaving them lying around. If you’re taking your aligners or retainers out to clean your teeth or eat while you’re at a restaurant, use a secure box to keep your aligners safe. Make sure you pay attention to oral hygiene, and keep your aligners are clean as possible by rinsing them on a regular basis. The efficacy of Invisalign treatment is heavily dependent on following the instructions given out by your dentist. If you don’t wear your braces for the recommended time each day, you run the risk of ending up with disappointing results. Take your aligners out to drink, as this will prevent staining and make life easier for you.
If you need any more advice or tips about looking after your Invisalign retainers, don’t hesitate to get in touch.