How to Care for Your Teeth After Invisalign
Invisalign Santa Rosa
Congratulations on all your hard work and dedication to your smile! You’ve gone through Invisalign treatments to get the smile you’ve always wanted, and you’ve cared for your teeth with an oral routine that has worked for you; you might already suspect that your work doesn’t end here – let’s talk about what caring for your smile after Invisalign looks like.
Many patients use retainers after Invisalign treatments to keep teeth from shifting back to their original position. This, of course, will vary from patient to patient, but you should be mindful of Dr. Sullivan’s personal recommendations for your oral care plan, and should always wear your retainer on the schedule set out for you in order to maintain your perfect smile.
Brushing and Flossing
As always, brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular, daily schedule are essential to keeping your teeth shining bright! Your gums might be sensitive after your orthodontic procedures, so a warm salt water rinse might help relieve some of your discomfort. It’s also important to consider that once your teeth are fully exposed and free from the Invisalign trays, they might be more sensitive than you’re accustomed to; you might try a sensitivity toothpaste to help transition your teeth into their full exposure, and Dr. Sullivan can give you personal recommendations on a toothpaste that will work best for your needs.
Regular Dental Check-Ups
It’s important to continue your regular check-ups with your Santa Rosa dentist even after your Invisalign treatments are complete. Professional cleanings and X-rays help Dr. Sullivan ensure your teeth and gums are in top shape and staying healthy, so that you can continue to live with the perfect smile you’ve attained!
If you have any questions about oral care after Invisalign, or to schedule your next appointment with Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Dan Sullivan, call 707-545-5260 today!