How To Avoid Stains On Clear Braces
We’re big fans of clear braces here at our Zero:Seven Dental Practice. Time and time again, we’ve seen how clever aligners, such as those offered by Invisalign, can offer a discreet treatment to teens and adults alike. They can help them feel confident through their treatment, and be wowed by the end result. In this post, we will be covering how to avoid stains on clear braces
In this post, we wanted to share some ways to avoid staining your clear braces. It’s a common complaint patients share here at our dental practice, and can be avoided more easily than you think. Read on to find some clever ways to keep your Invisalign aligners as clean, clear braces.
Tip 1: Remove when eating
One of the reasons our patients find their Invisalign develops stains or goes cloudy is because they’ve eaten or drunk something while wearing their clear braces. Brands like Invisalign stress the importance of removing their clear braces whenever you chew gum, snack, or have a beverage other than water, to prevent this happening. It’s also a way you can protect your braces from breakages.
Tip 2: Don’t smoke!
Whether you smoke cigarettes or vape, it’s possible that by doing so, you’ll stain your clear braces. This will make them much more visible to others, and could actually darken them considerably – creating the effect of a stained smile. Our Farringdon experts always advise to kick the habit not just for cosmetic reasons, but for the sake of your oral health, too.
Tip 3: Clean as directed
You can clean Invisalign aligners with their branded crystals, or with denture cleaner – just follow the instructions provided, and remember to give them a good soak every couple of days. It’s important to rinse your aligners whenever you remove them, and you can also use a soft-bristled brush if there are any bits stuck in them. Never, ever use any harsh or abrasive products on your aligners as not only could these damage them, but you’ll be potentially exposing your mouth to these chemicals, too.
One more thing…
You’ll be changing your Invisalign aligners every few weeks, as directed by our dental practice, but this doesn’t mean that caring for them doesn’t matter. If you develop stains on your clear braces and need to change them, it could have a knock-on effect on your treatment and delay your fantastic results.