Once you have completed your Invisalign® treatment, you will want to maintain your healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. Follow these tips to keep yourself smiling proudly.
- Aftercare begins before your Invisalign treatment ends. During your Invisalign treatment, be sure to remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth each day, especially after meals. You don’t want to let food debris or plaque buildup under your aligners and start the tooth decay process.
- Maintain your good hygiene routine. After your treatment is complete, don’t neglect your hygiene. You’ve worn your aligners every day and are enjoying the benefits of your dedication to aligning your teeth. Don’t let tooth decay and gum disease sneak in now. Continue to brush and floss twice a day and at least rinse your mouth with water after meals.
- Follow a healthy diet. Although one of the benefits of Invisalign is not having food restrictions, it’s always a good idea to give your mouth time to adjust after your treatment ends and limit hard, crunchy foods that could cause discomfort to your gums or teeth. In addition, a generally healthy diet is good for long-term mouth and overall health.
- Visit Dr. Makhoul for regular checkups. When your Invisalign treatment ends, the care of your straight, healthy smile begins. Remember to keep your regularly scheduled checkups for professional cleanings and examinations. We can identify and treat small dental issues before they become larger health problems.
Are you ready to see if Invisalign is right for you? Please call (949) 596-0296 today to schedule your consultation with experienced dentist Dr. E. M. Makhoul. Our office is conveniently located in Mission Viejo, and we welcome patients from throughout Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and the surrounding communities.