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It is important to have the right toothbrush when you are using Invisalign. An orthodontist can help recommend the right choice for your specific needs. A good brush will make sure that your teeth are cleaned well, that plaque is removed, and that your gums stay healthy.
There are a few different brush types available for people who are using Invisalign. Since you can remove this device to brush your teeth, you are able to choose from the normal options available when it comes to the toothbrush you can use. You can look at soft, medium, and hard bristle choices to find out which one is going to be right for your specific needs.
Types of Bristles
Most orthodontist recommend soft bristles. They are safer and more gentle for your teeth. You can use a soft bristle brush as often as you need to without irritating your gums if you have a sensitive mouth. Soft bristles clean well and will help you to have a nice, clean smile.
Medium bristles are another choice. They will clean your teeth as well as a soft bristle brush, but may cause gum tissue damage in the process. This type of brush can be harmful to your teeth and gums if used often and with too much pressure.
Hard bristle brushes are almost never recommended. They do not offer any additional cleaning features, but they can harm your teeth and gums. If you have sensitive teeth, be sure to stay far away from brushes that have hard bristles.
Dr. Joel Gluck recommends soft bristles for most patients due to their effective cleaning ability and gentleness to teeth and gums. If you are looking for an orthodontist that will help you to have the smile you have always dreamed of, be sure to get in touch with Dr. Joel Gluck today for quality services that you can trust.
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.