Invisalign is a highly favored alternative to traditional metal braces, as it allows you to receive orthodontic treatment and achieve a beautiful and healthy smile discreetly. This is because the Invisalign aligners are clear, so they blend in with the rest of your smile. While there are many wonderful benefits of Invisalign, they can become discolored or yellow due to poor maintenance.
As a result, it is extremely important to avoid drinking or eating anything besides water with your Invisalign aligners in. Because the aligners are clear, it is important to take great care of your teeth by brushing and flossing after every meal and washing your aligners before putting them back in.
If you do not brush and floss your teeth thoroughly after you eat or drink, any leftover food particles can cause discoloration to your aligners. Additionally, if you do not clean your aligners as often as you should, any plaque, tartar, or debris can spread onto the aligners, causing discoloration as well. Other elements that can contribute to staining aligners are smoking and tobacco use.
With that being said, if you choose Invisalign as your orthodontic treatment, it is imperative that you know and understand what can cause issues throughout your treatment.
It is important to note that you do not need to avoid eating or drinking your favorite foods or beverages with Invisalign. One of the many great things about Invisalign treatment is the fact that the aligners are removable, so you can enjoy your favorite food and drinks, as opposed to being limited to them with traditional metal braces. Therefore, brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal and colored drink, as well as washing your aligners regularly are very important to avoid staining your aligners.
If you are worried about your Invisalign aligners getting stained, then feel free to contact our office and our team will be happy to provide you with helpful advice and cleaning methods to ensure clean and healthy trays.
At Blooming Smiles, our team is proud to be a top Invisalign provider in Woodland Hills and Northridge. To learn more about how we can improve your smile, contact us to schedule a consultation!