Suppose you have recently started wearing Invisalign; congratulations on taking the first step towards a straighter and healthier smile! You’reYou’re probably already aware that dental hygiene is essential for maintaining long-term oral health. However, when using Invisalign, it is important to ensure they are kept clean to avoid gum irritation, bad breath, and damage to your aligners. This blog post provides step-by-step instructions on effectively cleaning your clear aligner, so your teeth stay healthy and look their best.
Remove your Invisalign aligners
Removing your Invisalign aligners is important in keeping them clean and free from bacteria. Invisalign trays should be removed before brushing and flossing your teeth, making accessing hard-to-reach spots between teeth easier. Additionally, removing your aligners before eating and drinking anything other than water prevents build-up from food particles and excess saliva that can damage the trays. After meals and snacks, it’s recommended to rinse your mouth with lukewarm water to remove any debris collected around the appliances, then store the trays in a certain case until you’re ready to use them again. By following these steps carefully each time you remove your aligners, you’ll ensure that they remain clean and odour-free!
Soak them in a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning solution
Sometimes our Invisalign trays get gunked up. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem- soaking them in either a denture cleaner or an Invisalign cleaning solution. Denture cleaners come in two main types: liquid and tablets. The liquid form is generally easier to use, as all you need to do is fill up the container with the solution and pop your trays in. Tablets involve a longer process, adding water and waiting for the tablet to dissolve before putting your trays in. Invisalign cleaning solutions have been specifically designed to safely sanitise your trays while ensuring they stay in their original state and shape. However, make sure that Invisalign has approved any products you choose as safe to use on their product!
Use a toothbrush to clean the surfaces of the aligners and remove any debris.
To maintain the cleanliness of your Invisalign aligners, using a toothbrush to regularly brush away debris that may have accumulated on the surface is essential. The gentle bristles and compact size of the toothbrush make it ideal for getting into hard-to-reach areas and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces. Using a toothbrush and mild soap, gently scrub each side of the Invisalign and rinse thoroughly with water. Avoid abrasive materials such as metal brushes or alcohol-based cleaners, as these could damage the aligners. With proper care, you can keep your Invisalign looking and feeling great!
Rinse the aligners thoroughly with water
Taking the time to rinse and clean your aligners each day properly is essential if you wish to maintain clear, healthy and bright teeth while wearing Invisalign. Start by running the aligners under warm water and thoroughly scrubbing them before rinsing them with cold water. To ensure maximum cleanliness of your aligners, remove any residual plaque or grime before leaving them out in a dry space so they can air dry without collecting bacteria or odours. Each morning and night, take extra care to ensure that you have given your aligners a thorough rinse, as this will help to nourish your teeth during your Invisalign journey.
Clean Invisalign at Robelle Dental Centre, Springfield QLD, Australia
Keeping your Invisalign clean every day is essential to avoid any tartar or bacterial build-up. This will help you achieve optimal results and a beautiful smile you can be proud of. Remember to brush after every meal and floss at least once daily. Remember to visit our dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings here at Robelle Dental Centre!