Many patients wonder how to care for their teeth while undergoing Invisalign treatment. The good news is that brushing and flossing with Invisalign is just as easy as without it. All you need to do is remember to remove your aligners before brushing your teeth. To keep your aligners fresh and prevent oral health problems, follow your usual brushing and flossing routine.
We also suggest brushing your teeth after every meal if possible to remove debris from your teeth and prevent them from coming into contact with the aligners. If you can't brush your teeth after eating or drinking, rinsing your mouth with water or chewing on sugar-free gum quickly may help. Daily flossing is even more important when wearing Invisalign, as the trays cover your teeth for most of the day (except when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth). This creates an environment for bacteria to accumulate and grow, which can lead to tooth decay, plaque buildup, and even gum disease. If you have Invisalign, you should floss after every meal. Otherwise, you should floss at least daily to ensure that you remove any harmful material from your teeth and mouth.