7 Invisalign Kit Essentials
Invisalign is a great investment to make in yourself to enhance your smile, bolster your confidence, and improve your overall oral health. Similar to any investment, it’s critical to protect your assets so you can reap the rewards for years to come. You play an active role in taking care of your teeth in between orthodontic appointments to ensure the best results. One way to protect your investment is by putting together an Invisalign kit to bring with you when you’re on the go.
This kit is different from the Invisalign Starter Kit, which provides you with the essentials for using your aligners. The Invisalign Starter Kit provides information to help you understand the correct order for using your aligners. The Invisalign kit, on the other hand, provides essentials to clean, maintain, and store your aligners and protect your teeth.
Storage case or pouch
While you will have your aligners in for 20 to 22 hours a day, you will need to remove the aligners when you eat, drink, and brush and floss your teeth. It is essential to store your aligners in a protective case or pouch when not in use. Using a storage container to hold your aligners is not only protective, but also sanitary. While it may seem easier to set your aligners down on the sink when you brush your teeth or on the table while you eat, it’s worth the extra step to safeguard them. If an aligner breaks or is damaged, it can possibly extend your treatment.
Cleaning supplies for your Invisalign kit
In addition to using a storage case, another protective measure to keep your aligners sanitary is soaking them in denture cleaner or Invisalign soaking crystals. We advise that you sanitize your aligners every time you remove them from your mouth to disinfect them. Using Invisalign cleaning crystals, soak your aligners for at least 15 minutes in your storage case or other deep container. You can also include cleaning wipes for quick clean-ups.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss
Additional crucial components to your kit are supplies to brush and floss your teeth. Get a dental travel kit, which often includes a small tube of toothpaste, toothbrush, toothbrush cover, and floss. This compact kit is perfect for keeping with you at all times to conveniently and discreetly brush after every meal.
While you won’t experience much pain with Invisalign, some people experience discomfort when they first begin using the aligners. To make sure that you are prepared to combat any pain or discomfort you may have, include some over-the-counter pain medication.
Make an appointment today
To get started with your Invisalign treatment, make an appointment with Milnor Orthodontics today. You can even request a virtual consultation to save time! As always, you are under no obligation to start treatment and there is no cost to you.
At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 230-3187 or visit milnororthodontics.com to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.