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How to Travel with Invisalign

December 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — susangasper @ 1:21 pm
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If you’ve chosen to invest in your smile by getting Invisalign in Colorado Springs, the last thing you want to do is to let a trip cause a setback in your treatment. Luckily, maintaining your orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be stressful. Keep reading for ways to make sure you stay on track while traveling.

Speak to Your Dentist

The first thing to do when planning a trip is to check in with your dentist before you leave. Making a quick phone call can get any questions you have answered and get tips on the best ways to care for your aligners while traveling to your destination. They can also give you suggestions on what to do if you run into any problems while you’re gone.

Keep Up with Your Dental Care Routine 

You may be taking a vacation from your day-to-day life, but that doesn’t mean you should take a break from your regular oral hygiene routine. One way to keep your mouth fresh while you travel is to pack a small bag with your Invisalign case, travel-sized mouthwash, floss, and a travel toothbrush. Don’t forget to add your aligner cleaning products and disposable cups! Store this bag in your backpack, carry-on or purse so it’s always within reach. This will make it easier to care for your teeth and your aligners.

Always Keep Fresh Water Nearby

If you find yourself in a situation where you’re unable to brush your teeth after you eat, you can swish water around in your mouth to remove any leftover food before placing your trays back into your mouth. It’s also a good idea to keep some hand sanitizer nearby to make sure your hands are clean before putting your fingers in your mouth to remove or replace your aligners.

Bring Your Next Set of Aligners

Typically, Invisalign trays should be replaced every two weeks. Whether your trip is only for the weekend or longer, it’s always a good idea to have your next set of aligners available. That way, if your visit ends up lasting longer than you planned, your treatment can stay on track.

When traveling with Invisalign, it’s important to keep your teeth and your aligner trays just as clean as you would if you were at home. If your aligners get damaged or run into any other problems, contact your dentist in Colorado Springs right away. The sooner you call, the sooner they can help.

About the Practice

Drs. Kenneth Gasper, James Orban and John Neuhaus take pride in helping patients achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. Dr. Gasper has been providing top-quality dental care since 1982 and makes his patients’ comfort a top priority. Whether you need a checkup or want to enhance your smile, Aesthetic Dentistry | Espire Dental can help. If you have questions about your Invisalign treatment or would like more information, visit the website or contact the office at (719) 599-0700.

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