Maintain A Bright Smile With Clean Hardware - Cleaning Your Invisible Braces

by Brent Woods

Many people go through their daily routines with a lack of self confidence that can be attributed to poor dental health. Thankfully, there are now solutions that can make your teeth healthy and strong while simultaneously being subtle and hard to detect. Invisible braces are at the top of the list of these solutions, and if you've chosen to go down that road, you need to be sure to take care of them.

Below, you'll find a guide to cleaning and maintaining your invisible braces. By following these suggestions, you can be sure that you're getting the best care for your teeth while simultaneously guaranteeing that your protect your investment in the treatment that will permanently improve your dental health.

Tooth Brushing

While it may seem like a simple solution, the truth is that many people find themselves slacking on their brushing habits because of their dental appliances. You should be sure to brush twice a day and remove your braces while doing so, allowing them to be thoroughly rinsed.

Much of the dirt and grime that accumulates in your invisible braces does so due to the bacterial content of your mouth. By choosing a strong, antibacterial toothpaste, you can improve the strength of your teeth while also guaranteeing your braces remain free of gunk and grime.

Retainer Tablets

Invisible braces are different from other types of dental appliances in that they're designed to be worn overnight. While this can prevent them from soaking for long periods of time, there are quick acting cleaners that will do the job while still allowing you to wear your braces as needed.

Retainer tablets are perhaps the best option for these quick cleaning needs. By dissolving the tablets in water and allowing your invisible braces to sit in the solution for as little as an hour a day, you can be sure that the fast acting cleaner will remove any residual contamination.

Ultrasonic Cleaners

If you're still unsatisfied with the success you've had in cleaning your invisible braces, there are specialized tools available. Hand held ultrasonic cleaners use high frequency light to break down the scum that can build up on your braces, and it's followed up by a vibrating mechanism that will clear away the residue. These tools are designed for precisely this job, and they can be extremely useful for quick cleanup jobs or for people who don't have the time to wait for their braces to sit in a cleaning solution.

To learn more, contact a company like Jackson Gregory W DDS Ltd with any questions you have.