Invisalign aligners are becoming a more and more popular choice for orthodontic care. These crystal clear trays enable you to have a beautiful smile without most people even realizing that you are capping your teeth. However, wearing them requires some adjustments for the most effectiveness. You may need to wear them for at least 20-22 hours per day, clean them using a soft brush every time you eat or drink and floss diligently to avoid getting stained and smelling bad. Therefore, when you are on the go, make sure that you have the following top 5 accessories for proper cleaning, maintenance and long-term usage of Invisalign aligners:
Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear, however, some people do find it hard to adjust them or experience discomfort due to any buttons or attachments adhered to them. Orthodontic wax is a soft, harmless protector that can be used temporarily to cover sharp covers or protruding buttons. It will help make your aligners go more smoothly and straighten your smile.
Invisalign Aligners Retrieval Tool
If you are new to aligners, you may struggle to learn the smoothest way to get your trays in and out of your mouth. Most people use their hands to do the task, however, using the aligner retrieval tool is the best and safest way to get the aligners on and off. It reduces the chance of infections and makes sure that your trays are positioned properly. Always look for a retrieval tool made up of surgical stainless steel so it will be easy for you to keep it clean.
Dental Floss Picks
Food particles cracked on your clear aligner trays or stuck in between can really be embarrassing as they become more noticeable and may even lead to foul smelling. This is where floss pick comes in. They provide easy access to those hard to reach places, effectively remove the food debris and make aligners not noticeable. A floss pick can also help remove food particles and plaque stuck between the teeth and below the gum line.
Cleansing Towelettes Wipes
Although invisalign cleaner (cleaning tablets) is one of the most common methods in cleaning your invisalign, aligners or retainers, it is hard when you are on the street or on the go. You may already know the makeup remover facial cleansing towelettes, but you may not know such a thing is also available for your aligners. Dental cleansing towelettes wipes are one of the quick and easiest ways to clean your aligners and freshen them up for your next wearing. They can also be used to clean mouth guards, retainers, and other removable dental appliances without the need to rinse them out.
Travel Oral Hygiene Kit
This is probably the most important accessory you may need for your aligner trays. You are wearing aligners for 20-22 hours and need to take them on and off at different times of the day. This requires a discrete place to store them after removal and this is where a storage case comes handy. Look for a storage case that is large enough to store your aligners as well as an oral hygiene kit that may include orthodontic wax, floss picks, aligner retrieval tool, towelettes wipes and other important accessories that you think are worth carrying with you. Investing in a compact storage case can help save your time and space and will make your life so much easier.