Oral Hygiene is one of the most important aspects when it comes to health. Clean, white teeth will not only give your confidence a boost but will also help you stay active and safe from tons of diseases.
We already discussed in our previous article Oral Health and Straight Teeth, that straight teeth are very important for your health and social interactions. But the problem occurs when most people start their orthodontic treatment, like aligners, etc. they neglect their oral Hygiene.
Why Oral Hygiene is important?
This can have a very serious side-effect on your oral health. On one side, where you are trying to straighten your teeth, you are also endangering them and exposing them to carries and other diseases.
This is why it is more important to keep your teeth clean when going through any type of orthodontic treatment.
In this article, we will describe the best-suited methods to keep your teeth clean and make sure you have a perfectly healthy smile.
We will also discuss the most popular cases including, cleaning teeth with aligners. So, if you are going through any orthodontic treatment, stick with us, as this is meant for your health.
Oral Hygiene with Aligners
With aligners, things get a little tricky. Though it is more convenient to clean your teeth as it is just the regular brushing, the added chore is that you have to clean your aligners as well.
Make sure you clean your teeth twice daily just like a normal brushing routine. For some of the aligner’s courses or when you choose Dentalign's Day Aligners, you are required to wear your aligners for about 22 hrs./day, so getting your routine set with it might be a little challenging at first.
Brushing is more important when you are using aligners, as you should not let any plague build up on the surface of your teeth. It will not only be bad for your oral health but it can also affect your treatment plan.
As in a normal routine, twice or at least one everyday flossing is recommended while using your aligners.
You need to make sure you clean your aligners regularly in warm water. This is important as keeping your aligners in your mouth for 20 hrs. can easily cause bacterial build-up.
Also, when you are not using or cleaning your aligners, make sure to keep them in their dedicated box which is mostly air-tight.
With aligners, you have to be more careful with your meals. Because you’re asked to wear your aligners 22 hours a on your treatment plan, you will need to time your meals accordingly for the time in which you will remove your aligners.
Another important thing to remember is that you should be more careful regarding your diet. Avoid beverages that can cause staining on teeth.
So, this was all about Oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment. Still, many people have lots of questions regarding their ongoing treatment. If you have any queries feel free to let us know. Share with us your orthodontic treatment below in the comment section.
Till then, have a great smile.