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How Invisalign and Braces Impact Dental Hygiene


Posted on 11/1/2023 by Star Orthodontics
A close up of a smile with bracesDental restorations such as Invisalign and braces can impact how you clean your gums and teeth. Taking care of your teeth is very important, and itUs even more important if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Here we provide details on how Invisalign and braces affect dental hygiene so that you can prepare yourself if you currently have or are preparing to get braces or Invisalign.

Cleaning Your Teeth if You Wear Braces


Cleaning your teeth while wearing braces can be a little challenging along with being time-consuming. When brushing, you need to do it at more angles around the brace brackets to ensure every surface is cleaned. Flossing also requires more effort because you have to move the floss thread under the wire. Although you will get used to it with time, it will take a bit of time and practice.

Cleaning your Teeth if you Wear Aligners


Though cleaning your teeth while wearing Invisalign aligners may not be as complicated as wearing braces, there is still more effort needed. Invisalign aligners are removable, therefore dental care is quite simple compared to braces. In fact, it is much the same as it was before you started your orthodontic treatment. You brush and floss as before, but you should remember to brush the aligners too to get rid of food debris and bacterial plaque. Additionally, since Invisalign aligners are designed to be removable, giving you more advantages while cleaning them and your mouth, donUt forget to put them back in after you brush as you have to wear them at least 20 hours a day for them to be effective.

Now that you know what to expect when it comes to cleaning your teeth if you wear braces or Invisalign, reach out to our team to discuss your teeth alignment needs. Our team will perform a comprehensive exam to let you know the kind of treatment that works for you and how to ensure you get the best results.


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