How to care for your Invisalign® trays

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Invisalign® is a popular treatment for teens and adults who want to realign the smile, but the trays used in this process create the final smile. Each patient in Houston, TX who obtains Invisalign® with Dr. Heather F. Fleschler are educated on how to manage their trays, take good care of them, and progress through treatment at home.

How does Invisalign® differ from traditional orthodontia?

Invisalign® is a system of clear, plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. Unlike metal braces, which are cemented to your teeth with brackets and wires, Invisalign® aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment. Also, brushing and flossing are not a problem at all – simply remove the aligners and brush and floss as you normally would. Because they are nearly undetectable, people usually won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

The Invisalign® system uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners created for you and only you. These comfortable aligners move your teeth little by little – week by week – until they are in better alignment. During treatment, it is vital that you take good care of these trays to ensure they last throughout the process and that you obtain the desired results in the projected period of time suggested by Dr. Heather F. Fleschler.

How do I care for my Invisalign® trays?

Below are a few steps and recommendations to consider when it comes to keeping your Invisalign® trays clean and functional during the time you use them:

  • Brush the trays regularly to remove bacteria or food debris when you brush and floss your teeth
  • Soak them in a denture or retainer cleaner to keep them clean between wearing them
  • Rinse them thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth
  • Avoid eating hard or sticky foods while wearing your Invisalign® trays, and instead remove them
  • Keep the trays in their original containers when not wearing them

Am I a good fit for Invisalign®?

Scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX is the first step in learning more about Invisalign® trays and if they are right for you. She can be reached by calling the front office at 713-660-6500 and requesting a visit at our office. A consultation visit and initial evaluation is the best way to decide if Invisalign® can help realign your smile and rebuild your beauty and self-confidence!

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