How to Care For Your Invisalign® Aligners During TreatmentInvisalign Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of the Houston, TX, area is a dedicated professional providing general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions for patients in and around her community. One reliable and popular treatment, Invisalign®, continues to be one of the more recommended treatments for patients in her office. Invisalign is a special orthodontic treatment that allows for a more discreet way to achieve proper alignment of the smile. If you have questions about Invisalign®, feel free to seek a dental professional in your community who has years of experience in providing this and other cosmetic treatments for others. How Does Invisalign® Work? Invisalign® works differently than traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces but provides the same effective results. Instead of using metal wires and brackets, it uses clear plastic aligner trays that patients wear for two weeks at a time to achieve proper alignment of the teeth within the dental arch. Patients love Invisalign® because it allows them to make the changes they need without obvious dental or orthodontic work being performed on the smile. How Do I Care For My Invisalign® Aligner Trays? Invisalign® aligner trays require proper care to ensure you get the most out of your treatment. When not in use, store your aligner trays in the provided case with a closing lid. This keeps them clean and safe from damage or warping. Additionally, make sure to brush each aligner tray with toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush every time you remove them. Doing so helps to remove plaque and bacteria build-up, keeping your teeth healthy while wearing Invisalign. Also, never leave your Invisalign® aligners in water for long periods of time, as this can cause them to change shape or become weaker and more susceptible to damage. Request an Appointment To Learn More About Invisalign® Following these tips can help ensure that your Invisalign® trays last during treatment and are effective at assisting you in reaching your smile goals! If you live in the area of Houston, TX, and want to visit a dentist who specializes in providing this orthodontic alternative for new and returning patients, call the office at 713-660-6500 to request a consultation visit!