Many patients with traditional metal braces are met with an unwelcome surprise once they’re removed: stains on their teeth. Or, even worse, they may have cavities or gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease. This is because metal braces make good oral hygiene extraordinarily difficult. It’s not impossible, of course, but flossing and brushing around your brackets and wires takes a lot of time and patience. Floss needs to be carefully threaded under the wires, and brushing not only requires cleaning all surfaces of your teeth, but also all surfaces of your brackets.
With Invisalign, oral hygiene is as simple as removing your plastic aligners and brushing and flossing as usual––the same way you did before starting your Invisalign treatment. Your aligners can be cleaned with a soft bristled toothbrush or soaked in a cleaning solution that is specially formulated to disinfect Invisalign aligners.
If you’d like to learn more about whether Invisalign is right for you or you’d like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact White Oak Family Dental today! We look forward to meeting with you.