How to care for Invisalign trays

istock 1219612221 1 We all know that the smile has the biggest impact when making a first impression with someone new. Studies continue to show that the smile is the first aspect of the face that is seen by others. A perception study done by Kelton Research (source: also determined that people with straighter teeth are 58% more likely to be successful and wealthy, 57% more likely to attract a mate on a dating site, and also 47% more likely to be viewed as healthy. These statistics say a lot to individuals who have a crooked or unattractive smile. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler and her dental team in Houston, TX can assist patients with straightening their smile without embarrassing metal bracket and wire braces with the use of Invisalign alternatives. 

What is Invisalign and how does it work? 

Dr. Heather F. Fleschler describes Invisalign as a way to realign the smile without traditional braces, and instead with the use of clear aligner trays. Patients are advised to wear the aligner trays for at least 20 hours a day, removing them to eat, drink, brush, or floss. An entire series is made for the patient based off digital impressions of their current smile and the movement needed to achieve the desired final results. Once patients reach the end of their series, they have achieve their new smile with ease! 

How do I care for my trays? 

The Invisalign trays are easy to keep clean and care for, especially since they are removable. This also makes it easier for patients to brush and floss their teeth as they normally would, staying on top of a healthy smile. Below are a few tips and recommendations for maintaining clean aligners: 

  • Remove aligner trays prior to eating or drinking
  • Clean the trays each time you remove them
  • Store the aligner trays in a case when not wearing them
  • Floss and brush your teeth as normal with the aligner tray removed
  • Soak your trays when not in use is a good way to disinfect them with proper cleaning solutions

Ready for your first set of Invisalign aligners? 

Call the office of Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign and find out if you are a proper candidate. Her office is located at 5252 Westchester Street, Suite #200 and accepts new patients who call (713) 660-6500 to request appointments. She is pleased to provide Invisalign along with many other dental services in her state-of-the-art facility.

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