Our Denver area patients love Invisalign® because it’s a virtually undetectable way for them to straighten their smiles. But that can change in a hurry when their teeth or trays start to turn yellow. Fortunately, there are simple ways to keep your smile bright and your aligners clear during treatment.
How to Prevent Teeth Stains While Wearing Invisalign®
Stains on teeth are a risk during any orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces featuring wires and brackets can trap food and make it more difficult to remove plaque. It’s not the braces causing discoloration but rather the plaque, tartar, and buildup that form in hard-to-reach spots if you aren’t diligent with your oral care routine.
Invisalign® helps prevent braces stains with its completely removable design that allows you to brush and floss normally. Here are some of the best ways to keep your teeth white during treatment:
- Brush your teeth after every meal
- Floss daily
- Avoid certain foods and drinks such as dark berries and wine
- Schedule regular dental cleanings
- Consider professional teeth whitening
Avoiding Problems with Yellow Invisalign® Trays
Invisalign® aligners can become stained during treatment. Smoking while wearing your trays is a sure-fire way to turn them yellow. Having food residue, such as pasta sauce, curry, or berries, in your mouth when you put your aligners back in can also cause them to become stained.
Rinse your aligners every night and brush them softly with your toothbrush. Use the Invisalign® Cleaning System to help keep your aligners clear. And try not to worry too much if you make a mistake that causes your aligners to turn yellow. Remember that you will have new trays in a week or two.
We’re Here for You During Your Invisalign® Treatment
Patients are encouraged to call our office with any questions they may have during Invisalign® treatment. We’re always happy to help.
If you’re interested in getting started with Invisalign®, call 303-331-0222 today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Robert Rudman. He has been a 5280 Top Orthodontist for ten years running. Advanced Orthodontic Care proudly serves Denver, Stapleton, Cherry Creek, and nearby areas of Colorado.