After investing time and effort to achieve your ideal smile with Invisalign, it’s crucial to maintain your dental health and the results of your treatment. Follow these practices for optimal oral care post-Invisalign:
Retainers: Depending on individual needs, many patients may require retainers after completing Invisalign treatment. If Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz recommend a retainer, use it as directed to prevent teeth from shifting and preserve your results. Failure to wear retainers could compromise the outcome. It’s advisable to avoid hard and crunchy foods during the initial weeks to allow your teeth to adjust. For younger patients, retainers are typically worn until the emergence or extraction of wisdom teeth.
Brushing and Flossing: Maintain a consistent routine of daily flossing to eliminate plaque, which can transform into tartar or calculus and contribute to gingivitis and gum disease. Post-orthodontic treatment, your gums may experience increased sensitivity for a brief period. A warm saltwater rinse can help alleviate any discomfort. Since your teeth are now fully exposed after being protected by Invisalign aligners, you might notice heightened sensitivity in the initial weeks. If so, we can recommend a sensitive toothpaste. Professional whitening treatments may be considered if there are any tooth stains.
Regular Dental Checkups: Prioritize regular dental exams to ensure lifelong dental health. Professional cleanings, X-rays, and cavity treatments can be addressed by maintaining routine checkups.
For any queries regarding post-Invisalign oral care, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Boca Raton team. We are committed to helping you preserve your healthy smile and enjoy the lasting benefits of your Invisalign treatment.