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1310 Thompson Rd., Richmond, TX 77469

Caring for Clear Aligners

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With Invisalign® clear aligners or 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners, you can conveniently achieve your dream smile, but it’s important to keep these aligners in great shape with proper care so that they improve your smile without increasing your risk of oral health problems. We are pleased to offer helpful tips on protecting your clear aligners and teeth with proper hygiene care.

Your clear aligners should be removed during meals and dental cleanings, and this is a good time to rinse the appliance under water to remove any lingering saliva and plaque. Keeping your aligners clean prevents bacteria growth and keeps damaging dental conditions at bay. You should also deeply clean your orthodontic appliance on a daily basis by creating a soaking solution with water and either denture solution or Invisalign cleaning crystals. Our orthodontists would be happy to provide recommendations on how to clean clear aligners.

Don’t forget to also care for your smile prior to wearing your orthodontic aligner again by brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush and using a floss product that makes it easy to clean around your smile. It’s important to remove any plaque and bacteria from your teeth so that they don’t remain stuck between the teeth and the aligner for a long period of time and increase your risk of tooth decay.

If you are considering receiving clear aligners in Richmond, Texas, and would like to learn more about them, contact our orthodontic office at 281-342-6311 today to speak with Drs. Mahlmann and Borders.