How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners
Posted on 11/06/2018
Screen Shot 2018-11-06 at 3.21.03 PMInvisalign is a discreet, convenient option for many patients to achieve a new smile, and we're proud to offer Invisalign treatment for both teenage and adult patients in Allen, TX. Invisalign comes with a number of advantages compared to more traditional treatments like braces, but one thing to keep in mind is that you'll have to take care to keep your aligners clean during treatment. The good news is, cleaning your Invisalign aligners is easy, and with proper care, you can keep your aligners fresh and clean for the duration of your treatment.

Cleaning Invisalign Aligners

Cleaning your Invisalign aligners is a vital part of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. Keeping your aligners clean helps to stop the buildup of bacteria in the mouth, preventing plaque from forming on the teeth and keeping your breath fresh throughout treatment. Cleaning your aligners is a simple process, and if you follow these steps, you can keep your Invisalign aligners fresh throughout your treatment:

Remove: First things first—never eat or drink anything other than water while wearing your aligners. This can stain your aligners or cause food to get trapped underneath them, leading to dental decay.

Brush: You should brush your Invisalign aligners every time you take them out of your mouth with a toothbrush, soap (dishwashing or hand) and water. We recommend against using toothpaste, as this contains abrasive compounds that can scratch the aligners.

Soak: Periodically, try soaking your aligners in a glass of water with a denture cleaning tablet. This gives your aligners a deep clean and helps to remove buildups of bacteria or food particles.

Store: Losing your aligners is easier than you might think. Make sure to keep your aligners in their specialized case anytime you take them out of your mouth.

Contact Your Allen, TX Children’s Orthodontist

Invisalign is one of the most convenient orthodontic treatments on the market, and with proper care, you can keep your Invisalign aligners clean throughout the course of your treatment. If you have more questions on how to clean your Invisalign aligners or the specifics of Invisalign treatment, we would love to speak with you. Please contact us today with any questions about Invisalign or to schedule an appointment for orthodontics in Allen, TX. We look forward to hearing from you!