Unlike conventional metal braces, you can remove your aligners while performing your dental hygiene and actually brush and floss normally, which can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Research has shown that periodontal tissue health may improve with the use of Invisalign Aligners during your orthodontic treatment.
Because the aligners are removable you don't have to worry about what you eat.
Some orthodontic appliances, like braces, can cause temporary gum inflammation (usually reversible once the braces are removed). With Invisalign, there's decreased risk of lost braces, broken wires, allergies to metal, or cuts and abrasions that can happen inside the mouth.
Keeping Invisalign clean means keeping it invisible. Proper Invisalign maintenance is simple. Taking just a few minutes each day will keep your aligners clean, clear, and fresh.
Aligners simply click in and out of the mouth so cleaning them could not be easier. We generally recommend brushing them in between snacking and meals with toothpaste.
As each set of new aligners are worn for a two-week period some may have a tendency to get "cloudy" looking after the first week. In order to reduce this, you can order a 15 minute Invisalign cleaning system of crystals that restores their clear appearance.
Along with brushing them, a good 10-minute soak in clear mild diluted mouth rinse in the morning also can help keep them fresh, clean, and odor-free.
Invisalign needs are based on a case-by-case basis of which some people fall into the Invisalign Express category. As the name suggests, these are patients whose needs are minor and less demanding than a typical Invisalign case, and therefore the effort and Invisalign cost is reduced.