How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

How to Clean Invisalign Aligners (Trays)

With Invisalign, you can remove your aligners (trays) to brush and floss. The aligners need to be cleaned regularly too, so here's how to keep your Invisalign aligners sparkling.

Rinse your aligners thoroughly when you take them out. Dried saliva and plaque on your aligners will cause bacteria to grow, which could eventually lead to cavities, to say nothing of bad breath.Use room temperature or cool water only to rinse your aligners; hot water could damage them.

Brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in. This will prevent food debris from sticking around in the space between your aligners and your teeth.

Brush your aligners at the same time you you brush your teeth. Use a toothbrush and mild soap to clean all the surfaces thoroughly but gently. Then rinse with cool water.

Soak your Invisalign aligners in the official Invisalign cleaning crystals and water, or in Denture cleaner, Retainer Brite, or even just plain white vinegar to remove any buildup and to keep your trays sanitized. Do this at least once a week.

This may seem like a lot of work written out, but it'll become just another part of your routine in no time. These steps are essential to maintaining your oral health during your treatment, and by extension its ultimate success.

By maintaining these habits, you’ll be able keep your aligners clean and safe, and eliminate the risk of their tasting or smelling foul!

Contact Ridge Meadows Orthodontics today for more information about Invisalign, and how to care for your aligners.

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