d5.png

What is the Average Cost of Dental Implants?

Are you thinking about getting dental implants? You are not alone. Every year, many people choose to get surgical dental implants to replace teeth that have been subject to decay or have been knocked out through injury. The benefits of having that tooth, or teeth, to fill a gap in your smile can be enormous-especially to your self confidence.

You may be asking yourself- what about the cost of implants? Below, we give you an overview of just how much implants in Los Angeles cost, and also, what can affect the bottom line. Our goal is to make your decision-making process as painless as possible.

Dental implants are basically synthetic tooth implants that are surgically implanted into the root of your previous tooth root to look and function like a real tooth. Implants in this era have replaced the need for impractical and inconvenient dentures that so many people have been forced to use, prior to the availability of implants. Implants can be introduced into your smile as one tooth or a full mouth of teeth, but are only administered after the jaw bone is fully grown- implants are designed for those with permanent adult teeth. Moreover, depending on your pre-existing conditions and other relevant health factors, you may be unable to get dental implants- consult a trusted physician before getting the procedure done.

So, what do implants cost? The average cost for implants range between $1,000 to $5,000 per tooth- and in many cases, insurance will cover at least part of this amount. Below, are some factors that can help you better pinpoint where your total implants costs will wind up in this range:

1. How Many Teeth Need To Be Implanted: Of course, this is one of the most important factors that will determine the cost- just how many implants do you need. Do you need only a couple, or a full mouth? This can affect the procedural cost immensely. Getting a full mouth of implants may take several visits.

2. Dentist: Depending on who you choose to administer your implants in Los Angeles will also affect the costs as every dentist charges on a different scale.

3. Implantation Type: There are actually different kinds of implantation involved with implants, and this can affect your overall costs. A brief consultation with your implant specialist will determine which implantation is best for your situation.

4. Material Used: Moreover, different quality materials are used for dental implants and depending on the grade of the material, this will also affect cost. The higher the quality of the materials, typically the higher the cost.

5. Insurance: Of course, it is always a good idea to check with your insurance carrier to see if they will cover some or all of your dental implants- in some cases, they will certainly help with the cost of dental implants.

6. Many implant dentists may also have their own financing program. Call them and ask about the kinds of programs they may have available.



Source by Maximilian Buddenbrock

d6.png

Bone Grafting and Dental Implants

Your first port of call will be to question your dental implantologist further about their reasons for wanting to do a bone graft. Your second port of call is to read all the information you can about bone grafting and dental implants.

What is a bone graft?

A bone graft is also known as bone augmentation, which is the process bone type materials are added to your own bone, in order to make your bone larger. In the case of dental implants, the bone that is to have bone grafting done on is your jawbone. Bone augmentation uses one of four types of materials:

1. bone from another part of your own body, such as your chin or hip bone

2. bone from a cadaver, which has been freeze dried and sterilised

3. bone from an animal, such as a cow, which has also been sterilised

4. a man-made type substance, such as bone morphogenetic protein, which stimulates some cells in your body to turn into bone cells

Why do I need a graft?

Your dental implantologist will have recommended that you have a graft in order to ensure that your dental implant has the most chance at being successful. This is because your jawbone may be too short or too narrow for a dental implant to be inserted. A graft will make your jawbone taller and or wider so that an implant will fit.

What happens during bone grafting?

The procedure of grafting will depend on which type of bone or material is being attached to your jawbone. If the bone is from your chin, then maybe only one surgical procedure is required. If it is from your hip bone, then a hospital visit and a general anaesthetic would be needed. Most commonly a piece of bone is taken from your chin, where a local anaesthetic is given and a cut is made inside your mouth below your lower teeth. Then a piece of bone is removed and the area stitched up. The bone is then inserted through a cut which exposes your jawbone and the bone piece is fixed in the area that it is needed with titanium screws to the jawbone. Six to nine months are needed to heal this area before the implant can be placed. This will ensure that the jawbone is strong enough to hold the implant, as well as strong enough for the implant to be used by you!

Do grafts actually work? Grafts have a very high success rate, especially if you use your own bone. When you have a graft, it is not like having an organ transplant – there is no chance of rejection. However some grafts do fail, requiring another graft to complete the implant. Some patients who smoke, drink or have some medical conditions are more likely to have a failed bone graft.



Source by Bruno Miguel Silva

d2.png

Aging and Dental Health

Oral health is a critical factor in your overall health. How your teeth age depends on how well you have cared for them over the years. Many people are aware of making proper lifestyle choices including proper nutrition, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep for their overall physical health. But many people should also be aware that a healthy mouth is the window to a healthy body. The importance of our lifestyle choices including proper oral hygiene becomes even more important as we age. It is essential that older adults focus on the prevention of cavities and gum disease as they continue to age.

According to the Coalition for the Oral Health for the Aging, the importance of proper oral health for the country will become even more important over the next 20 years. The following statistics make clear the importance of oral health for our aging population:

  • The proportion of U.S. population over the age of 65 in 2000 was 12%. In 2030 it will be 20%.
  • More aging adults are keeping their natural teeth. There has been a decrease of 41% in 1986 to 21% in 2004 of older adults with no natural teeth.
  • Older adults with periodontal disease face a 25% higher risk of death from aspiration pneumonia.
  • Older adults take numerous medications which adversely affect their oral health. Many medications cause dry mouth which contributes to poor oral hygiene.
  • Access to proper oral health care is limited. Only 38% of nursing home residents receive a dental exam.

Proper dental care and the promotion of oral hygiene are critical for the overall health of seniors. Older adults need to continue to brush and floss twice daily whether they have real or replacement teeth. A healthy diet that limits sugars, carbohydrates, and alcohol intake is crucial for proper nutrition and a healthy mouth. Tobacco use is very dangerous and is a major risk factor for oral cancers. Seniors should continue to see their dentist every six months.

Unlike today’s under-50 population, many older adults grew up without fluoride in their water and are therefore more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Gum disease can progress slowly over time and is very common in older adults. Heart disease, respiratory disorders, and strokes are all linked to gum disease. The primary cause of gum disease is plaque and bacterial buildup that comes from food left between teeth, smoking, poorly aligned teeth, dentures, or bridges, and a bad diet. Signs of gum disease include bleeding gums when you brush, tender and swollen gums, persistent bad breath, and any change in your bite.

Knowing the importance of and the connection between oral health and your overall physical health is half the battle. Remain committed to proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams as you age; you and your family will be happier and healthier.



Source by Donald Feit

d14.png

Dental Health – Do’s and Don’ts

Just like with most things, never take advantage of your dental health and beautiful smile. It’s important to maintain good and consistent dental hygiene. To do this, you must make a couple short and simple sacrifices, as well as be willing to commit time to your dental health each and every day.

The first and possibly most important step is to brush your teeth twice a day. If possible, try to work towards brushing them after each and every meal. Be sure to find toothpaste that contains fluoride, as fluoride helps maintain your tooth structure, and protects your teeth from current and potential decay. Also, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush, which gently protects your gums without being too hard on them. Contrary to how most people brush, it is important to brush up-and-down, not back-and forth. Always brush for about two minutes, never too harshly. Also, don’t forget to brush your tongue! Brushing your tongue scrapes off leftover food particles, and improves the smell of your mouth. Be sure to replace your toothbrush every three to four months, or once your brush bristles become dull- whichever comes first.

While it’s an important tool, a toothbrush can’t possibly reach every nook and cranny in your mouth. Plenty of gunk can build up between your teeth, as well as envelope under your gums, thus causing plaque to build up. It can also lead to gingivitis or halitosis of the mouth- not to mention painful cavities. You don’t have to floss as often as you brush, once a day is more than adequate. When you do, be gentle, and ease the floss between each and every tooth. Wrap the floss around both your index fingers, and pull it back and forth so as to scrape the base of your teeth. Floss holders are available, as are disposable “plackers” which work best for tight teeth. If you find that your gums bleed, don’t be concerned. So long as you keep flossing consistently, your gums with toughen up, and stop bleeding when flossed.

There are several times when you should contact your dentist. If your gums bleed, and don’t seem to be recovering, go ahead and let your doctor know. Extreme hot and cold sensation could indicate a problem as well. Also, changes in your tooth structure or quick crowding of your teeth are both things that a doctor should know.

It’s important to see your dentist one to two times each year. A regular appointment entails a basic cleaning, and checkup. So long as you keep your appointments regular, there will rarely if ever be a problem with your dental health. Never fear a dentist- remember, they’re here to keep you healthy!



Source by Budda Oliver

d9.png

What Is The Role Of The Dental Hygienist

Most dental offices have one or several hygienists. Hygienists are deemed dental auxiliary personnel who help the dentist to deliver appropriate dental care. The training varies for hygienists from different areas. In Ontario the dental hygiene course is currently two years, with a possibility of it being extended to three years. During their training they study the biological sciences including bacteriology, chemistry, anatomy, ( Both dental and general), dental sciences including materials, fluoride applications among other disciplines.

As well, programs include courses on psychology, aimed at patient education and motivation. A major part of a hygienist’s role is to motivate patients to carry on with excellent home care. This of course involves demonstrating how and why a patient can engage in home care. Hygienists are also given courses on physiology and medical conditions. Medical conditions can affect the way a hygienist treats a patient. For example a patient who has had recent heart or joint surgery may require anti-biotic coverage. It can be the responsibility of the hygienist to inform the dentist of any such conditions. Any medical changes or concerns should be relayed to the dentist when it is time for the intraoral examination. As well a properly trained hygienist can often detect needed dental work through the contact they have with the oral environment during the cleaning procedures.

The cleaning of the teeth is more involved than may at first appear. The gum tissues around the teeth are carefully evaluated and any debris such a bacterial plaque and calcifications called, calculus, are removed by the hygienist. Plaque is a bacterial film that forms within 20 minutes of a good thorough cleaning. It is a protein precipitation from the saliva. The film forms on the teeth and over three days normal oral bacteria will bind in the film. After three days it will have gone from a basic bacterial plaque to a mature plaque. At this stage it can cause damage. Plaque on teeth can break down sugars in the diet forming acids, which can cause decay. Plaque that gathers in the gum pockets around the teeth can cause the formation of toxins which can result in gum disease.

The hygienist will remove plaque, which is an invisible film, from the teeth along with any stain. As well the hygienist will remove the plaque and calculus which is in the gum pocket. An important part is to demonstrate what is being done and to motivate the patients. This is a very challenging procedure as some reports state that it can take 21 days to acquire a positive lifestyle habit. At subsequent examinations the hygienist can reiterate the motivational aspects of encouraging home care.

The key to long lasting restorations ( Fillings) is in fact plaque removal. A well fitted crown, for example, will have a small 50 micron gap ( A micron being 1/1000th of a millimeter. But dental bacteria can be as small as 6 microns. In a patient with proper oral hygiene this is taken care of. But, in some cases very extensive and expensive dental treatment can fail due to poor home care.

The hygienist is an important part of the dental care group. The physical aspects of oral care and the motivational aspects, which are in the long term, more important.



Source by Dr Michael A Pilon

d14.png

Dental Implants: Pros and Cons

Do you cover up your mouth every time you smile in public, because you have ugly-looking gap between your front teeth? Do you have a missing, broken or chipped tooth and have no idea how to get it fixed? Well, it sounds like you need to have dental implants.

In the past, people with missing or chipped teeth had no other option but to live with the poor dental structure. But things have changed now and you can get the smile that you that you have always dreamed about, thanks to cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry encompassing all dental procedures and surgeries, including white fillings and dental implants, that are not strictly necessary for oral health reasons but to enhance the aesthetic appeal.

Dental implants are one among the most innovative procedures and techniques that has been developed in dentistry field. Often considered as the most predictable and natural form of tooth replacement, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth or bridges that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

The need of artificial roots and prosthetic teeth to be implanted depends on your oral health condition that includes the number of teeth missing, quantity and quality of the bone and the type of implant chosen.

For instance, if you are missing a single tooth, your periodontist can replace it with one implant and a crown, while for the several missing teeth implant-supported bridges can be used.

Likewise, if you have no natural teeth in your mouth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can help you regain your smile.

In case of insufficient quantity and quality of jawbone, sinus augmentation, also known as sinus lift or sinus graft, can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone to support the base of an artificial tooth root.

With the latest advances in dental implantation technology and procedures, the procedure has grown in popularity. However, as is the case with any medical or surgical procedure, teeth implants do come with some problems and complications.

So, before deciding on dental implants, you need to consider its pros and cons.

Pros

• Implants look, feel and function like your own teeth.

• They help in restoring your self-confidence and youthful appearance.

• Implants give you sparkling, most natural-looking new teeth without affecting adjacent healthy teeth.

• Since they integrate into the structure of your jaw bone, they offer a permanent foundation to prosthetic teeth and dentures that will last a lifetime.

• Often made from titanium, dental implants offer biting force that is most like natural teeth.

• Dental implants do not slip or slide in place while eating and speaking as opposed to bridges and removable dentures.

• They offer freedom from the embarrassing clicking and hissing sounds of dentures and the messy pastes and glues as well.

Cons

• Since dental implants require a surgical procedure, complications and risks are inevitable.

• Persistent pain, swelling, and bruising can occur at the implant site.

• An adjacent nerve can damage, which can result in severe pain, numbness or tingling in the teeth or gums.

• There is a possibility of temporary swelling or bruising of your gums and face.

• Although in rare cases, but dental implants may fall off.

• Breakage of the tooth by itself or infections is possible.

• It’s quite common that you go through a period of chronic inflammation of the gum around the implant.

• It is a very time-consuming procedure, requiring several visits to the dental office. You can expect many visits to the dentist for several years, if you develop major complications.

• One of the biggest disadvantages associated with dental implants is that they are very costly and can cost you tens of thousands of dollars to achieve new functioning teeth.

The above mentioned pros and cons of dental implants call for proper knowledge of the procedure. Thus, before going for the dental implants it is prudent to talk to your dental surgeon and gain complete knowledge about the implantation of false teeth.



Source by Neelam Goswami

d2.png

How To Find A Great Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles

Cosmetic dentistry can do wonders for you, but it’s imperative that you find the right cosmetic dentist. The best way to check out your options could be to flip through the yellow pages. This will give you an idea of dentists practicing cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles; however, not necessarily highlighting Los Angeles’ top cosmetic dentists. Identifying the best one will depend on your own personal assessment.

The key to finding a good dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants is to use referrals. While there is no one place where you can get all the details of dentists practicing in Los Angeles, you either need to look around or search online to identify the ideal dentists.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is aimed at improving your smile and gum’s health and appearance. Various dental procedures such as veneers, crowns and bridges are used to fulfill individual needs and requests. Cosmetic dentists aim for improving the aesthetics of your teeth using different techniques and tools to get better symmetry, color, size and perfection.

A dentist must have an eye for symmetry and be aware of the latest techniques to give you the desired results. Additionally, most cosmetic dentists are anesthesiologists too, since they often use procedures that involve sedating the patient.

5 Tips to Locate Los Angeles’ Top Cosmetic Dentist

It’s simple. If you want better results, you need to go to the best cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles.Try the following tips to identify Los Angeles’ top cosmetic dentist:

  • Dental colleges are a good place to look for dentists. If you reside anywhere near a dental college, begin your search there.
  • A good dentist can be located by getting dental insurance or a referral through your employer.
  • Check the certifications of the dentist as well as anesthesiologist accreditation. These are usually found in the reception office. Ask for references as well.
  • See whether your cosmetic dentist checks your medical and dental history on the first visit. This is part of the preventive approach for treatment that is followed by good dentists all over. You should also be advised to get a head and neck examination, which should be repeated every six months.
  • Your dentist should take an x-ray in order to understand your problem. If he goes on to suggest treatment without an x-ray, maybe you should look for someone else. At the same time, be aware that too many x-rays are not part of any treatment and can even be harmful.

Use the tips above to identify Los Angeles’ top cosmetic dentistsand ensure that you get the set of teeth you always dreamed of.



Source by Maximilian Buddenbrock

d8.png

Invisalign Prices – How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign braces are a modern, invisible, removable braces system made of clear medical grade plastic. Whilst they are aesthetically superior to traditional metal braces many patients are put off by the perceived additional cost when compared to regular braces. However many dentists and orthodontists now offer Invisalign at the same or even lower cost than other orthodontic appliances.

Invisalign is offered by both dentists and orthodontist throughout the world. Orthodontists due to their superior specialist training frequently charge more than dentists whose training in orthodontic techniques may be far inferior to that of an orthodontist. Similarly as Invisalign is a relatively new system the experience levels of particular providers can vary enormously. Some providers have completed hundreds of Invisalign cases whilst others may have only have completed a handful. The Invisalign website has a ranking method based on cases completed that allows patients to search for a more or less experienced provider. Caution should be used however when using cost as a measure of experience. Some inexperienced providers have been known to charge more than more experienced doctors.

Invisalign also offers a variety of programs. Full Invisalign treatment is offered to adult patients with moderate to complex cases. Invisalign Teen is aimed at the younger market and allows for erupting teeth and lower compliance levels and Invisalign express is aimed at patients with very minor issues. Each of these programs has different levels of inclusions (i.e. the number of aligners, number of free replacements for lost aligners, number of refinements included etc.) and hence different pricing strategies. On top of this different providers include different programs within their own contracts so it can be very difficult to compare different provider’s costs.

Another factor in the price Invisalign doctors charge is their geographic location. Many providers in major cities charge more due to their increased overheads. However due to higher levels of competition this is not always the case. Average prices in the US for Invisalign hover around the $5000 mark, however in New York City and San Francisco this figure is more in the region of $6000-$8000. It is worth comparing the cost of providers within your area rather than comparing them throughout your country. As a rule it would not be a particularly good idea to travel long distances for Invisalign treatment. Visits are required fairly regularly to pick up additional aligners and in the case of an emergency such as a lost or broken aligner the need to travel any distance would be very inconvenient.

Whilst cost is obviously an important factor for many people when choosing orthodontic treatment, where possible you should try to make your choice based on issues other than cost alone. This is particularly important with a fairly new system like Invisalign where experience levels vary so greatly between different providers. It may in many instances be worthwhile delaying treatment to give longer time to save up for a more experienced provider if it means that the final outcome will be significantly better as a result.



Source by Luke G Stafford

d4.png

The Benefits of Invisalign Vs Metal Braces

Invisalign aligners or standard metal braces? a question which deserves some serious attention prior to making the choice between products. Pre-pubescent individuals are often the first to disrespect those with braces. The impact on self-esteem can be negative, but name-calling are not limited to the “strange ones”. Even adults can be called names like “metal mouth”, “railroad tracks” or “brace face”, just to name a few. Also, some adults also discover that they are not taken seriously in the workplace because of their new, shiny metal smile.

While the frequently seen braces are easily seen, the Invisalign aligners, as the name implies, are virtually invisible to others and therefore, reduce the chances of name-calling. But, name-calling aside, it may be the health benefits and the overall comfort that make Invisalign the most ideal choice.

Invisalign aligners are custom fit to the patient’s mouth with the help of a 3-D plan of the entire treatment timeline. They are adjusted depending on the degree of correction necessary. Since metal braces and brackets are not necessary, there is little pain.

Advantages of invisalign aligners

The usual process of compressing braces can be most painful for the dental patient. It takes a little more time to get used to the braces. Special medication may be needed to treat these symptoms. Invisalign technology provides a way to avoid all these problems.

Hygiene is one of the biggest factor in the decision-making process. Comparing standard braces with Invisalign Aligners, the latter is removed while eating. Braces and brackets leave many channels and routes and this can cause plaque, which is difficult to remove causing teeth to decay or discolor. In order to maintain good oral hygiene with braces, the wearer must use a special toothbrush, an oral irrigator, and a fluoride mouth rinse to strengthen the enamel and repair microscopic cavities. In the case of the Invisalign aligners, the wearer must merely brush and floss after eating prior to putting the aligners back in.

Wearing metal braces can be hazardous for sports people. Contact sports players must at all times wear protective gear such as mouth guards. If there is an accident to the mouth area, it can cause severe injuries to the lips and gums, and even cause irreparable damage to the teeth. Moreover, commercial mouth guards are not a hundred percent safe, since they have gaps.

While it may seem true that metal braces are more affordable, but they come with other costs such as lower self-esteem or work problems. Invisalign has saved many from both physical and emotional discomfort, and with better overall oral hygiene as a side benefit, Invisalign gives wearers many new reasons to smile.



Source by Blaise Breton

d3.png

Invisalign – All You Need to Know About This Teeth-Straightening Braces Alternative

If you want a gorgeous smile and straight teeth, but don’t want the show of metal braces, invisalign is the way to go. Invisalign (commonly misspelled as invisaline) consists of a series of clear trays, called aligners, which are custom designed for your teeth and your teeth only. Barely visible, and less painful than traditional braces, it’s no wonder there have already been over a million people nationwide who completed treatment. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth. These ‘trays’ are made of thermoplastic material.

You change aligners every 2 weeks, so your teeth move little by little. Average treatment time is about a year but varies depending on the severity of your case. Mild cases might even wear invisalign for as little as six months! This is a major plus compared to metal braces, as metal braces typically take a lot longer to get the job done. This is because with metal braces, you have to come in to see your orthodontist about every 6 weeks to get the metal and wires tightened. With invisalign, you change trays every 2 weeks, so teeth are moving and adjusting more frequently. This also makes invisalign a lot less painful than traditional braces because since you’re changing trays so often, you can do smaller movements each time. Whereas with braces, they are tightened less frequently, so you will have a lot of tooth movement with each adjustment, causing much greater pain.

All You Need to Know About Invisalign is Right Here!

The Process

The invisalign process starts out with your first trip to the orthodontist. Once you decide to do it, your orthodontist will take some molds of your teeth. This is relatively painless but not the most pleasant feeling to have that gooey stuff in your mouth. The whole process takes under 10 minutes after which your orthodontist sends your molds to invisalign. Once they have your molds, they construct a customized video which you will be shown on your next appointment. This video will show how your teeth will move after each tray, and you will basically see the shifting of your teeth from beginning to end result. It’s very motivating to see what your teeth will look like upon completion. Once you approve the video, it could take up to around three weeks for your trays to arrive.

Invisalign ships your complete package of trays to your orthodontist, who will then schedule for you to come in so that they can teach you how to put on and remove your first tray. There are also 2 things that may need to happen before starting your invisalign. This is where the importance of having a really good orthodontist comes in.

1- Attachments – Some cases require attachments, which are little clear bumps that are glued to your teeth and hardened with a light. The purpose of them is to help the aligners shift certain teeth more than others. These are clean and usually unseen, and are removed once your invisalign treatment is complete.

2- Filing your teeth – In some cases, your orthodontist might need to file down your teeth from the sides a bit to create room for your teeth to shift (if your mouth is overcrowded). Invisalign will send them a chart of which specific teeth need to be filed and how much from each tooth.

Once You Begin

Will Invisalign Affect my Speech? Many people wonder if invisalign will impact their speech. Some people may temporarily experience a slight lisp for a day or two. Once the tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, speech will be normal again.

Is Invisalign Painful? Invisalign is generally much less painful than traditional braces. In fact, you mostly only experience some pain and discomfort for the first day or two of each tray, since each tray will be tighter and put more pressure for your teeth to move. It is recommended to put each of your new trays in at night and take an Advil if necessary. This way, your tray will loosen up a bit by the time you wake up.

After starting invisalign, you have to keep your tray on for at least 22 hours each day. That gives you 2 hours a day to have them off for meals and brushing. You CANNOT eat while wearing your tray. You are allowed to drink water. Make sure to never drink any hot beverages while wearing your trays, as this will melt the plastic. According to the invisalign site, you are allowed to have your trays off for 4 hours a day, but this is NOT recommended. When you were given your ‘estimated’ treatment time, it is estimated based on how well you follow your regimen. The closer you stick to your schedule of switching trays and the less you have them out, the sooner you will see results.

Caring for your Teeth and Invisalign Trays

You should be taking extra better care of your teeth while using invisalign! You should brush your teeth after every meal. In addition to that, make sure you brush the trays as well to prevent odor. Most invisalign users will notice an odor when they remove their invisalign, and this is normal but can be aided by brushing the inner and outer part of the trays with the remainder of your toothpaste after brushing. You should also floss every day! In addition to brushing and flossing, we recommend a cleaning agent for your retainer such as RetainerBrite. This will keep your trays clean and odorless. You must soak your invasalign in water with retainerbrite at least ONCE a day, or two if you can fit it in morning and night.



Source by Irina Mikheyeva