Planning on Traveling with Invisalign? Me too.
Like you, I live to travel. I’ve built my entire life around being able to see the world as I please, and it’s not something I want to give up.
But I do, also, have to take care of my body and my health at the same time. I recently got Invisalign, and I’ve been learning in the process what traveling with Invisalign will be like. So here goes!
Why I Got Invisalign
After I turned 30, I started to notice my teeth were majorly shifting apart — there were huge gaps in my bottom teeth where previously they had been completely straight, and over time, it started to bother me more and more because you can see them when I talk or am on video. It got to the point that my mother would look at me and go “whoa.”
I’m currently on my second tray and am figuring out how to incorporate the high-maintenance of having Invisalign with traveling.
Invisalign (and many of the popular Invisalign alternatives) is kind of a pain: you have to keep the trays in for 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat. But after you remove them, you then have to brush, floss, and brush your trays before you put them back in. So you need access to clean water, as well as a travel kit to take everywhere.
Here are the products I use for Invisalign and the things I think everyone considering traveling with Invisalign should know about!
Best Products for Traveling with Invisalign
First and foremost, you need a little travel kit that contains:
- Travel size toothpaste
- Floss or floss picks
- Travel-sized mouthwash (we recommend buying large bottle and pouring into small bottle)
- Smartie retainer remover (a lifesaver when you don’t want to stick your dirty hands all the way in your mouth)
- Aligner chewies to get them back into place
You will go through a LOT of mouthwash when you have Invisalign. When you’re traveling, and you can’t always know for sure if you have clean drinking water to brush, floss and rinse with. So in a pinch, I use mouthwash after meals, and then just do a more thorough brush when I get back to my hotel.
In addition, you should always ALWAYS have your retainer case with you. When you take them out, immediately place them in the case and NOT on a napkin or other surface where you might forget/ throw them out. If you don’t have your trays while traveling, you might end up adding time to your treatment. And no one wants that!
Other Products for Invisalign that I use at Home
Denture cleaner. I know! It sounds awful! But they will help to keep your retainers clear and not cloudy.
Retainer bath: great for when you need a place to soak your trays
Invisalign is a commitment that changes your lifestyle and affects a whole lot of things. But it doesn’t have to interfere with your travels! I hope you enjoyed this list of products I use while traveling with Invisalign.
Have I missed anything? Do you have Invisalign? Tell me about your favorite products below!
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