Cleaning Your Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign CleaningOne of the best things about Invisalign is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. The Invisalign aligners are easily removable, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. You also remove them while eating. It is recommended that the aligners be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day.

Cleaning your Invisalign aligners is easy:

  1. You can simply brush and rinse your aligners when you remove them: Dry saliva and plaque create a perfect breeding ground for foul smelling bacteria. Brush them gently – as forceful brushing can leave visible scratches in the plastic aligners.
  2. Soak your aligners: Denture cleaner, Retainer Brite, and the official Invisalign cleaning crystals are all excellent options in keeping your trays clear and sanitized.
  3. Brush and floss your teeth before inserting the aligners back in your mouth.

Refrain from eating or snacking while using your aligners.  Many foods and drinks can stain the aligners or create a foul smell.

That’s it! Maintaining your Invisalign aligners couldn’t be easier.  Once you get into the routine, you won’t even need to think about these steps.  If you have any questions about Invisalign, maintenance or your aligners or braces, please contact us.