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Safety Protocols

Invisalign on the Go: What You Need

When you're getting Invisalign treatment, you'll need a few things to keep your aligners clean and fresh while you're out and about.

Invisalign clear aligners are designed to allow you to continue to live your life the way you want, while still providing the orthodontic treatment you require. 

While your life will probably not be drastically altered as a result of your orthodontic treatment, you will need to be aware of a few things. You'll need to brush and floss your teeth more frequently, as well as store your aligners when they're not in your mouth to keep them clean and fresh, so there are a few items you'll need to keep with you throughout your treatment.

A pouch.

To begin, you'll require a pouch in which to store all of your Invisalign maintenance items. It should be a sturdy item that you can throw in your bag, backpack, desk, or locker. You'll also want the pouch to be zippered and have a water-resistant lining (for damp toothbrushes).

Your aligner case.

When you're not wearing your aligners, make sure they're clean and stored in their case. Keep the case with you at all times so you can keep your aligners safe and clean while eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

Those who do not carry their aligner case with them have a higher chance of breaking or damaging their aligners, which will cause delays in treatment while you wait for the tray to be replaced.

Lip balm.

Maintain a supply of your favourite lip balm in your kit. Dry lips are a side effect of orthodontic treatment, especially when you're first getting used to wearing your aligners. Make sure you're ready so you don't have to deal with any additional discomfort.

Travel toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste.

You should brush and floss your teeth after each time you remove your aligners to eat. You don't want food particles and debris stuck between your aligners and your teeth for the rest of the day, so brush and floss thoroughly before replacing your aligners.

“Outie” Aligner Removal Tool

Sometimes, your aligners will just be especially tight, particularly when you first switch over to a new set. This handy tool will help you detach your aligner from your teeth in these cases.

Mints or breath spray.

You can’t chew gum with your Invisalign aligners in place, so if you're concerned about having bad breath, mints or breath spray will help you feel more confident.

If you have more questions about cleaning and maintaining your aligners on the go, contact Spackman Dental in Calgary today!

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