Invisalign clear braces are a great way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of traditional metal braces. But can you brush and floss your teeth while wearing them? The answer is yes! With Invisalign, you can easily brush and floss your teeth without any extra effort. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to brush and floss with Invisalign. Flossing and brushing with Invisalign is just as easy as without. All you need to do is follow your usual brushing and flossing routine during treatment to keep your aligners fresh and prevent oral health problems.
We 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. When it comes to flossing, start by taking a piece of dental floss and wrapping it around your middle fingers. Then, slide the floss between two teeth, gently moving it up and down against the sides of each tooth. Continue to do so until you have flossed between all of your teeth.
The ideal is to clean all plaque and food debris from the teeth before placing the aligners on the teeth. However, we understand that this isn't always an option. Maybe you went out to lunch for an important business meeting or to dinner at someone else's house. In these cases, we don't want you to leave the aligners out until you can pick up your toothbrush and dental floss. You should rinse your mouth thoroughly with running water (again, NOT gas) to remove any loose plaque or food debris before putting your aligners back on. In addition to brushing and flossing, rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial fluoride mouthwash also helps to clean your teeth because it penetrates every space.
This will help keep your teeth healthy while wearing Invisalign. Overall, brushing and flossing with Invisalign is just as easy as without. Rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial fluoride mouthwash also helps to clean your teeth because it penetrates every space.