A floss holder can be used with porcelain veneers, but remove your aligners for effective cleaning between your teeth.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Wearing a mouth guard, reducing stress, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and addressing misaligned teeth can help.
Retainers are devices used post-braces to keep teeth in their new positions.
Depending on the procedure, it’s often recommended to wait 24-48 hours before engaging in strenuous activity to allow for proper healing.
It’s advisable to avoid smoking e-cigarettes or vaping with Invisalign aligners, as it can still have negative effects on your oral health.
A balanced pH prevents the overgrowth of harmful bacteria, reduces the risk of cavities, and protects tooth enamel from erosion.
If your aligners have significant damage or are no longer fitting properly due to scratches, consult with your orthodontist for replacement.