So it’s been decided, you’ve signed yourself up as an invisalign patient, now what? It is super important to take good care of your teeth while you are on invisalign treatment and it is just as important to care for your trays! I have put together a list of 3 items that I think are essential to use while on invisalign.
Retainer Brite Cleaning Tablets
* Helps remove plaque & tartar
* Kills germs and bacteria
* Keeps appliances minty fresh
These ‘pills’ are an absolute necessity for anyone using invisalign. While its important to brush your invisalign trays with toothpaste after you brush your own teeth, these tablets have more powerful cleaning agents that will help keep your trays clear and odorless for longer periods of time.
INSIDER TIP: To make these go a long way, use only half a tablet each time you clean them. You only really need to clean with these tablets once a day.
Fluoridex Daily Defense Toothpaste
What many invisalign providers don’t always tell you is that while on invisalign, you are a lot more prone to getting cavities. This is because your teeth are always wet, and we know that wetness is a breeding ground for bacteria. Chances of cavities increase when you drink anything other than water while wearing invisalign, OR if you don’t brush/floss after every meal. My dentist was great enough to recommend this toothpaste, which provides that ‘insurance’ you need while wearing invisalign. This toothpaste has about 10x the amount of fluoride (the ingredient in toothpaste to protect you from getting cavities). Is it expensive? Compared to your average toothpaste, yes. While most toothpastes are around $5, this one will cost you almost $20 for a tube. Is it worth it? Totally. You’ll wind up spending way more getting those fill-ins! Also, this tube lasts a lot longer since you only have to use this toothpaste once a day and only a small amount!
Product Description: This 1.1% Sodium Fluoride toothpaste and gel gives your patients maximum professional-strength fluoride and aids in the remineralization process. It’s ideal for patients with root caries, xerostomia-induced caries and for patients with moderate to high caries risk.
Cordless Sonic Cleaner
Product Description: The Cordless Sonic Cleaner gets your invisalign trays sparkling clean in 5-10 minutes. Used in conjunction with Retainer Brite Cleaning Tablets, the Cordless Sonic Cleaner cleans deep at 5800 waves per second where brushes can’t reach. Keep your invisalign trays sparkling clean in just minutes a day! No vigorous brushing or overnight soaking. Sonic denture cleaner cleans the professional way! Hundreds of sonic vibrations and liquid cleaner remove food, tartar, bacteria, odors. Stains disappear! A few minutes a day keeps trays at their cleanest and brightest. Uses 2 AA batteries, not included. Attractive 3-1/2x 3-1/2×2-7/8″ cleaner saves space.