Tips For Maintaining Good Oral Health While Undergoing Invisible Braces Treatment

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Invisible braces have become one of the most popular forms of teeth straightening and there are many benefits to choosing it over traditional braces. However, while there are fewer lifestyle and dietary restrictions with invisible braces, it is still important to care for them properly to ensure good oral health throughout treatment. 

How to keep good oral health during treatment

There are certain things that every invisible braces patient should do to protect their oral health and avoid issues such as cavities, gum disease, etc. The following are useful tips form a dentist on how to protect oral health and prevent complications from developing during the treatment process. 

Oral hygiene routine

The most important thing for patients to do to ensure they maintain good oral health is to establish a good oral hygiene routine and remain consistent. Patients should brush their teeth several times each day throughout the treatment process, along with flossing and using mouthwash as directed by the dentist. By doing so, the patient can greatly reduce the risk of oral health concerns. It is important for patients to remember that their teeth might be more vulnerable to decay while wearing the Invisalign® aligners. 

Limit harmful foods

One of the main causes of enamel erosion and gum disease is excessive consumption of sugar and other carbohydrates that are detrimental to oral health. It is strongly encouraged for Invisalign® patients to limit how much sugar they consume during treatment. This is because the food particles can become trapped between the invisible braces and teeth. Then they can combine with bacteria to cause an acidic erosion that wears down tooth enamel. Additionally, common drinks such as coffee and tea should be consumed as little as possible also. 

Drink more water

Water is a patient's best friend when it comes to oral health. Drinking water can wash away bacteria that naturally occur in the mouth to greatly reduce the risk of an acidic erosion damaging tooth enamel and gums. By simply substituting soft drinks, coffee, tea and other dark beverages for water, individuals who are going through invisible braces treatment can reduce their risk of having issues during the process. Ideally, it is best to sip on water throughout the day even if the patient is not thirsty. 

Visit the dentist 

It is important to check for signs of an oral health complication during Invisalign® or invisible braces treatment. However, there are only so many things that patients can check for on their own, which is why it is important to make it into all scheduled checkup visits. Additionally, patients should avoid rescheduling for new aligners as much as possible to reduce the amount of time they need Invisalign® treatment. 

Talk to a dentist about invisible braces

We offer invisible braces to patients who are not happy with the appearance of their smile due to an alignment concern. To learn more about invisible braces and the treatment process, reach out to our team today and arrange a time to meet with us during a consultation visit. 

Request an appointment here: or call LifeTime Dental at (352) 414-2061 for an appointment in our Tavares office.

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