A lot goes into safeguarding beautiful smiles after Invisalign treatment, and there are plenty of things we as Invisalign providers can do for our patients as well as things you can do at home! The following tips will help you maintain that beautiful, straight, healthy smile for years to come.
Clean and Inspect Your Teeth
After having Invisalign treatment, it is important to take good care of your teeth and gums. This includes brushing your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice daily, flossing once a day, using an anti-bacterial mouthwash, eating healthy foods low in sugar content, drinking lots of water throughout the day, and avoiding acidic beverages like sodas or sports drinks which can erode enamel or damage fillings and crowns. It is very important not to skip any of these steps! They are all part of caring for your new smile.
Taking the time to practice good daily hygiene is key in preserving your new, straight smile! Then, make sure you are scheduling a professional cleaning every six months so our staff can help rid your teeth of stubborn plaque and tartar build-up while also inspecting your teeth and mouth for changes. Inspect your teeth on your own at home as well. If you notice anything changing, or any new pain, contact Beyond Dental Laser Center for an appointment.
Examine and Maintain Retainers
Retainers play a crucial role in maintaining your beautiful smile after Invisalign treatment. Dental professionals should examine your retainers to make sure they are fitting properly, and to let you know how often you need to wear them. Then, it is your job to make sure you wear them! Also, take care of your retainers by daily cleaning them and storing them properly so that your mouth health stays at its best.
Take Any Necessary X-rays
Follow-up x-rays following Invisalign allows your dentist to see what’s going on inside your mouth, not just on the surface level. It also ensures that dental problems are detected early on!
Consider Whitening Those Pearly Whites
With a standout smile after Invisalign treatment, you can really maximize your results with some simple in-office teeth whitening. Whitening your pearly whites can really bring up your wow factor.
Schedule Regular Preventive Appointments
We know you’re excited to go out and show off your new smile after Invisalign treatment, but don’t forget about what brought you here! Your retainer plays an essential role in maintaining that beautiful smile, so be sure to keep your regular preventive appointments.
If you’re wondering about your options for caring for your smile after Invisalign treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our office and speak with one of our Brooklyn Invisalign treatment specialists at Beyond Dentistry Laser Center. We’ll be happy to answer your questions. Contact us today to make steps toward preserving your beautiful post-Invisalign smile!