How to Keep Your Gums Healthy with Invisalign


With the National Smile Month 2022 almost coming to an end, I am curious to know what a healthy smile means to people? Is it just the absence of teeth and gums-related diseases or is it also aesthetic? Dental aesthetics is an inextricable part of facial beauty. Studies prove that people with poor dental aesthetics tend to struggle with self-confidence. Other than that crooked or misaligned teeth, if left untreated, can cause several issues like TMJ disorder, an improper bite, speech impediments etcetera.

That being said, an exponential number of people are getting some kind of orthodontic treatment every year, whether it is to maintain overall oral health or for cosmetic reasons. Amid this vast sea of treatments available, Invisaligners from AIMS Dentistry has emerged as one of the most sought-after treatments as an option for straightening or realigning teeth. 

When starting your teeth straightening journey the first task to tick off your list is “brushing” up on your knowledge about Invisalign. It is a well-known brand of clear aligner used in orthodontic treatment. The aligners are made out of a thin flexible thermoplastic material called SmartTrack. They fit snugly over the teeth and start pushing them into alignment by applying controlled and constant pressure and tend to be much less noticeable than regular braces. 

What’s more, is that these are removable and hence do not require you to alter your diet habits to accommodate the procedure. This also facilitates brushing and flossing without the hassle of brushing around the bulky wires. However, it’s important to keep the aligners on for a minimum of 20-22 hours a day if you wish to get the maximum benefit. 

Invisalign orthodontic treatment is a time and effort-consuming treatment tailored specifically to fit the unique orthodontic requirements of each patient. It is extremely imperative on the patient’s part to maintain good oral hygiene for getting the desired results. Your aligners also require some amount of maintenance. Take them off while eating and drink only water if you have them on otherwise you might risk staining and cracking them. You must always carry a proper case to put them in and DO NOT place them anywhere else like on napkins, bags etcetera. Use soapy water to clean them every day and you may also use cleaning crystal once a week for great results. 

For dental care, after removing your aligners brush and floss your teeth like you normally do. Properly rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash before popping them back on. You must swap out your aligners only as per the schedule as rushing the treatment process can cause resorption resulting in teeth falling out.

If you are someone who wants to go for treatments like teeth whitening along with the ongoing Invisalign treatment, you must ask for your doctor’s prior approval so they can prescribe the safest and the most dependable product that will not harm the tooth enamel. Last but not the least, do not skip your dental appointments.

If you are not sure how to best look after your oral health during the treatment, take your queries to an expert. Your Invisalign doctor will be able to guide you through the process. Invisalign Dentist Mississauga go through an extensively detailed outline of how to care for your aligners and mouth with illustrative demonstrations. 

Now you may be intimidated by the number of safety precautions enlisted above. What you need to understand is that all the time and effort will pay off in the long run. Skipping out on any of these can compromise the process efficacy and cause dental health-related issues like bleeding gums, infections, caries, chronic bad breath, tartar build-up and many more. The goal is not to make your smile just look beautiful on the surface but also to feel healthy. Whilst improving the appearance of the dentine, the overall health of the mouth should not be overlooked.

This National smile month, embark upon a new smile transformation journey with expert guidance from the best orthodontists Mississauga. Invisalign dentists at AIMS Dentistry are professionally trained experts that make each step of this journey feel seamless and comfortable without any compromise to your lifestyle. If you are ready to entrust your smile to the best, book an appointment today. Call 647-828-8000.

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