When you’re looking for ways to project your self-confidence to those around you, straight teeth are probably one of your top goals. Many people decide braces are the way to go, straight teeth can be achieved in many month, or even years. However, this may not fit into your lifestyle or timeframe. A good alternative to traditional braces is Invisalign.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that gradually straighten teeth. These are comfortable to wear and gently move your teeth into position. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed to eat, brush, and floss. This makes it easy for you to keep your teeth clean when you are wearing the Invisalign aligners. Prior to being fitted with Invisalign, Dr. Whitmore will make sure your oral health is where it needs to be so that Invisalign will work for you.
Strategies for Keeping Teeth Clean
The best way to keep your teeth clean while wearing Invisialign is to maintain good oral hygiene through:
- Brushing after meals or at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss your teeth at least once a day
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks as much as possible
- If you use mouthwash, use one that is non-alcoholic
To keep the aligners clean, you may gently brush and rinse the aligners in lukewarm water, or purchase a special cleaning system that removes plaque. By following these tips, you will be able to have clean teeth with the ultimate goal of straight, white teeth.
If you want to straighten your teeth, but feel traditional braces are not for you, consider Invisalign to get you to your goal. Contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to arrange a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.