Are you getting ready to correct the placement of your teeth by using invisible braces? If so, it will help to know the following tips and tricks for living with them.
Keep Your Case With You
It is always a good idea to keep your case with you so that you have a place to put your invisible braces when you take them out. It is common for people to place their trays in a napkin while out at a restaurant and then lose them. Either the waiter will take the napkin away since they think it is trash, or you forget them at the restaurant because you don't have a good place to put them. If you always have your case with you, then there will be an obvious place to put them where they will not be forgotten or lost.
Brush The Trays To Clean Them
Keeping the trays clean can be difficult to do, which is why it is a good idea to brush them twice a day when you brush your teeth. Don't brush the trays while they are in your mouth, but take them out so that you can scrub the inside and outside of the trays. This will help get rid of any residual liquids that are on your teeth from drinking during the day.
Use Straws When Drinking Colored Beverages
The best way to prevent colored liquids from washing over the trays is to use straws more often. It may seem a bit weird to drink coffee or tea through a straw, but it is going to prevent the invisible trays from becoming discolored. The stray allows the beverage to go past your teeth instead of washing over them, which is also better for your oral health if you are going to drink something that has sugar in it.
File The Edges Of The Trays
The edges of your invisible trays can be quite sharp when they are new. You can actually use a small nail file to smooth out the edges of the trays. It is completely safe to do, and your dentist may even recommend it themselves. The purpose is to make the trays more comfortable when you are wearing them so that there are no sharp edges that poke into your gums. You want the trays to be completely comfortable so you wear them for the recommended 22 hours per day for the treatment to work.
For more information about invisible braces, talk to your dentist.