As you coast into your perfect smile with Invisalign®, you may wonder what’s the best way to keep your teeth white and bright during your treatment. In your google search, you may find some suggestions about using whitening toothpaste and wonder if it’s true…can you use whitening toothpaste with Invisalign?
Well our Invisalign doctors at Caudill & McNeight Orthodontics are here to give you the scoop on the safety and effectiveness of using whitening toothpaste during your time in Invisalign.
So can you?
Yes! You can absolutely use whitening toothpaste to brush your teeth during your Invisalign journey. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable so there’s no worries about a two-toned smile once your treatment ends. Just simply remove your aligners and brush your teeth with your favorite whitening toothpaste as normal.
Note: Do not use whitening toothpaste to clean your Invisalign aligners. If you need some doctor-approved methods of cleaning your aligners, check these out!
But what if I have Invisalign attachments?
Whitening teeth with Invisalign attachments or buttons is still possible as well! Our orthodontists recommend a specialty whitening gel to use during your Invisalign transformation. Just ask us about teeth whitening with Invisalign at your next appointment. Until then, you can keep your teeth bright and white with Invisalign attachments or buttons by following these tips.
3 tips for whitening teeth with Invisalign attachments or buttons
- Brush your teeth after every snack and meal. Doing so before putting your aligners back in not only helps keep your teeth white, but stops your aligners from yellowing or harboring plaque.
- Keep your regular dental check-up appointments. The best teeth whitening with Invisalign is a professional teeth cleaning at your general dentist’s office. This removes plaque, stains, and tartar (a substance that can only be removed by a certified dental hygienist)…helping the natural white of your teeth shine through!
- Talk with your orthodontist. If you’re considering whitening your teeth, it’s always a great idea to address this with your orthodontist. Professional whitening gel may be an option. They’ll be able to recommend a safe, effective route that protects your smile in progress and gives you professional results!
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Our Top 1% Invisalign doctors understand the desire to have a beautiful bright smile and we’re here to assist! Please reach out to us if you have any questions about using whitening toothpaste at any time during your Invisalign transformation.
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