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Smiles of Bellevue Helps Patients Learn to Care for Invisalign
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces for straighter teeth. The difference in structure means they require special care. The dentists at Smiles of Bellevue strive to help their patients understand the proper care of Invisalign.
Regular cleaning is an essential aspect of caring for Invisalign trays. Smiles of Bellevue encourages their patients to clean their Invisalign trays each time they eat and brush their teeth. This will ensure all food debris and any plaque buildup is removed from the trays so the teeth are not exposed to these elements. Proper cleaning involves rinsing the trays with tepid water. It is essential to avoid water that is too warm or hot because this can distort the shape of the trays, which can lead to poor results. It is also important to brush the aligners with a toothbrush and toothpaste, using small circular motions, just like the teeth.
Patients must understand that plaque and calcium can build up on the aligners, just as they can on the teeth. It is important to remove this buildup to protect the teeth under the aligners. This can often be removed by soaking in denture cleaner. If patients identify any substance that cannot be removed with brushing or denture cleaner, it is best to take the aligners to Smiles of Bellevue right away for an inspection. This is also important if the patient exposes the aligners to hot liquids to ensure a solid fit.
Anyone who would like more information on the proper care of Invisalign aligner trays can find out more by visiting the Smiles of Bellevue website or by calling 1-425-455-2424.
About Smiles of Bellevue:
At Smiles of Bellevue, your oral health is our priority, and it certainly should be yours as well. For comfortable, quality dental care, contact the dental team Smiles of Bellevue today at http://www.smilesofbellevue.com/