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Keeping Your Invisalign on Track During the Holidays

December 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — greeleydentist @ 1:12 pm
Woman inserting her clear aligners

For many, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year! Days become busy with shopping for the perfect gifts, making delicious food and spending quality time with family and friends. But don’t forget to add dental care to your “to-do” list! If you’ve chosen to get Invisalign in Greeley, you don’t want the holidays to hinder your treatment. Read on for ways you can keep your treatment on track this season.

Clean Your Teeth Before Inserting Your Aligners

Keeping up with your regular dental hygiene, even during the holidays, is important to your Invisalign treatment. It’s easy to snack throughout the day, but you must make sure that you brush and floss your teeth, removing any food particles and bacteria before reinserting your aligners. Not cleaning your teeth before putting your trays back into your mouth can cause them to become clouded with bacteria and lead to odors. If brushing your teeth isn’t possible, make sure to keep a bottle of water nearby. When you finish eating, swish the water around in your mouth to help remove leftover food before you put your aligners in.

Keep Your Invisalign Case Nearby

It’s important to remove your Invisalign trays each time you eat or drink anything that isn’t water, but make sure to place them in their case when you do. Leaving your aligners on a napkin or tissue exposes them to germs that can make you sick. It also increases the likelihood of them getting thrown away.

Clean Your Aligners Regularly

Keeping your aligner trays clean is crucial to your treatment and your oral health. Clean them by gently brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove any plaque or food particles and soak them using warm water (hot water can warp them!) and cleaning crystals recommended by your dentist. You can also soak them using denture cleaning tablets.

With these tips, wearing Invisalign during the holidays doesn’t have to be troublesome. Just remember to maintain your dental hygiene routine and wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day, and you’ll get the straight, dazzling smile you desire right on schedule. If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist in Greeley.

About the Practice

Greeley Complete Dentistry has brightened and transformed the smiles of the citizens of Greeley for more than 30 years. Drs. Blake Cure and Mark Smith work together to provide each patient with personalized, comprehensive dental care. With the assistance of their professional staff, this team of dentists offer a wide range of treatments from preventive dentistry to orthodontic treatments like Invisalign and Clear Correct. For more information, contact the office at (970) 356-7474 or visit the website today.

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