Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign® Trays

Invisalign, Straightening, Orthodontist, Dentist, braces

Once you've got your custom-made clear Invisalign® trays, shaped from a 3D image of your unique teeth, it's important to take care of them properly. Taking good care of your trays will help them last longer.

Dr. William M. Schneider, DDS, supports patients in the Walnut Creek area of Northern California with noninvasive orthodontia like Invisalign®. Our office is here to guide you through the process of keeping your mouth clean and healthy while your Invisalign® braces straighten your smile.

If you practice proper upkeep and oral hygiene, your Invisalign® trays should remain invisible and odor-free. Without proper care, your aligners may become discolored and develop buildup of bad-smelling bacteria.

Dos and don'ts for daily care

Here are some tips for taking care of your trays on a daily basis.

Do:

Don’t:

If you're traveling:

Travel can upend daily routines and increase wear and tear on dental gear — not to mention the increased chance of losing your aligners. Here are some tips for taking your Invisalign trays on the go:

If you have questions about Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment, or the proper care for your alignment trays, contact Dr. Schneider's office today, or book an appointment online.

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