For many patients, one of the most compelling reasons for choosing Invisalign as a cosmetic treatment is that they are transparent. However, in some cases, a patient will need to receive attachments that help keep their teeth in the proper position. While they are designed to be the same color as your natural teeth, there are still ways to help ensure that they stay undetectable. Here are some tips:
The single most important thing you can do to protect the aesthetic beauty of your teeth is to continue to take good care of them. Remove your Invisalign trays and brush and floss as you usually would. It’s particularly critical to continue flossing, as this will help ensure that food particles do not get trapped behind your trays. When you follow a proper oral hygiene routine, your teeth are much more likely to look their best.
Coffee, tea, soda, and red wine can all result in staining. It’s a good idea to steer clear of most of these drinks. If you do indulge, be sure to remove your Invisalign trays before drinking any of them. Foods such as curry, tomato sauce, and soy sauce can also cause discoloring to your teeth.
If you smoke or use any other tobacco products, they can stain your teeth. It will detract from the results that you want from your Invisalign treatment. In addition, using these products is bad for your oral health—as well as your health in general. Before you undergo Invisalign, you may want to take the opportunity to quit.
Lipstick can stain your Invisalign trays and attachments, even if you are careful while applying it. You may want to avoid using it for the duration of your treatment. If you do decide to wear lipstick, use lighter colors to prevent staining.
If you think you may be a good candidate for Invisalign, then it’s time to connect with Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry for a professional evaluation. Our practice proudly provides cosmetic services such as Invisalign in Huntington, Long Island.
We are committed to providing our patients with outstanding care in a safe and comfortable environment. We even offer a range of sedation dentistry choices to help ensure your comfort during your visit to us. If you’re ready to begin discussing your cosmetic dental options, give us a call today to set up a one-on-one consultation. Finally, we are following every guideline for the safety of our patients, staff, and community. Thank you for wearing a mask.
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