What Should You Have in Your Invisalign Kit?
Most people carry around some sort of bag throughout the day, whether it’s a purse, backpack, or briefcase. While you probably have essentials in there—keys, hand sanitizer, wallet, lotion, credit cards, glasses—you may never have thought about carrying around an Invisalign kit. Having the right tools on hand in case you need to handle an issue with your Invisalign trays is important. Below is a list of all the essential items for your Invisalign kit.
If you are away from home and need to remove your Invisalign trays for any reason, you want to make sure you have a case to put them in. While a wadded up napkin might have worked for holding your retainer in middle school, it wasn’t the smartest, safest, or most hygienic way to store your appliance. Now, make sure you have a case or two in your Invisalign kit.
Oral hygiene tools
Having a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss on hand is a good idea whether or not you have Invisalign. Making sure to clean your teeth after every meal will help you maintain good oral hygiene during your Invisalign treatment, leading to less of a likelihood that you’ll develop complications like gum disease or cavities.
Cleaning supplies in your Invisalign kit
Every time you remove your trays, it’s a good idea to clean them. This will help get rid of any bacteria built up on the trays, making it less likely that you’ll develop cavities during your Invisalign treatment. Since water and soap might not always be on hand, carrying cleaning wipes designed for retainers and Invisalign will make it easy to clean your trays any time, anywhere.
Orthodontic wax and pain relievers
Invisalign trays are generally more comfortable than traditional metal braces, but they can still cause some discomfort, especially if they are new. Having some wax on hand to put on any
trouble spots is a good idea, so you can prevent continued pain while you’re adjusting to your trays. For this same reason, having some pain relievers on hand will help you reduce the discomfort quickly when you’re away from home.
Over time, you might experience a slight discoloration from wearing your Invisalign trays for 22 hours a day. While this can be frustrating, teeth whiteners can quickly and easily take care of the problem, returning your teeth to pearly white in an hour or less. You can use either teeth whitening strips or teeth whitening pens, both of which can be found in stores or online, and both of which can easily be carried in your Invisalign kit.
If you’re ready to start your journey to straighter, healthier teeth, there is no time like the present to explore your options at Smith Orthodontics. Contact us for a free consultation, where we’ll put together the treatment plan that’s best for you.