If you choose Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your smile, keeping your teeth and aligners clean throughout your treatment will be essential. Here's how you should care for your teeth and aligners while undergoing Invisalign treatment.
Your Removable Aligners
Keeping your smile healthy as you straighten your smile is easy with Invisalign's removable clear aligners!
Unlike traditional braces treatment, with Invisalign you can thoroughly clean your teeth without any special brushes or tools.
All you do is remove your aligners, place them in the container provided to keep them safe, then brush and floss your teeth as normal. Once you've finished cleaning your teeth, take a minute to clean your aligners then pop them back in place. Day-to-day oral hygiene is easy with Invisalign!
Brush Whenever You Eat
Remember, whenever you remove your aligners you should take the time to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly before putting your aligners back in place. Cleaning them before returning them to your mouth helps to prevent any food particles and bacteria from getting trapped between your aligners and your teeth which could lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or bad breath.
Cleaning Your Aligners
Throughout your Invisalign treatment you will want to keep the aligners as clear as possible, and that means keeping them clean. Use a mild soft soap (not toothpaste) and a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently remove any plaque or bacteria that may have built up on your aligners.
Soaking your aligners regularly (but briefly) in Invisalign cleaning crystals, denture cleaner, Retainer Brite, or plain white vinegar can help to keep your aligners sanitized and remove any stubborn buildup.
If you remove your aligners but don't have your cleaning tools handy, take the time to rinse your aligners under warm (not hot) running water before placing them back on your teeth.