If you wear Invisalign to straighten your teeth, congratulations! You’ve chosen one of the most effective ways to achieve straight teeth without the hassle and look of traditional braces. It is an irresistible choice. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays to straighten your teeth that are virtually invisible. However, your dog will sniff them out if they are left out of your mouth for any period of time. Dogs LOVE anything that comes out of your mouth. They’re irresistible to dogs, but for very different reasons.
There are two reasons why dogs tend to sniff out any mouthpieces and want to chew them.
- Dogs are attracted to your saliva for some reason. We’re not sure why this is, but it could have something to do with their heightened sense of smell.
- Many devices used in your mouth can feel similar to a chew toy. Therefore, they act of chewing on your mouth piece helps their teeth feel better while destroying what’s supposed to be helping your teeth!
There are two things you can do to help prevent your dog from using your Invisalign or mouthpiece as a chew toy.
- Keep it in your mouth. When it’s in your mouth, it can be in your dog’s mouth.
- Utilize the case your dentist or orthodontist gave you to store it while you’re eating or not wearing it.
At Mendota Springs, we are here to help you with all of your dental needs, even if it means replacing a chewed up mouthpiece or Invisalign clear aligner tray.
Posted of behalf of Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry
Fitchburg, WI 53719