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How do I clean my Invisalign?

So, you've begun your journey to a straightened, more orderly smile, thanks to Invisalign®. To achieve maximum benefits, patients should wear their clear aligners for most of the day and night, but what about keeping them clean?

Tips for Keeping Your Aligner Trays Clean

To keep your mouth clean and avoid unwanted odours or tastes from trays, patients can clean their Invisalign trays in the following ways:

  • Brush your teeth, floss and use alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Rinse out your aligners with water daily (avoid hot water, as it may damage trays)
  • Use a soft brush with a clear, liquid soap or aligner cleaner to keep aligners clean and free of stray food particles.
  • Store aligners safely in a protective case
  • Remove aligners if you are drinking anything else other than water.

Benefits of Keeping Your Aligner Trays Clean

Sure, cleaning your aligner trays can take extra time, and some patients may have demanding schedules. However, keeping your trays clean can benefit your oral health in several ways:

  • Excess food particulates stay out of your teeth and gums
  • Your breath can stay fresh
  • You can avoid unwanted buildup of bacteria
  • Dirty aligners can yield less-effective results

Contact Our Dental Practice in Highgate Hill, QLD

We warmly invite patients with questions about their Invisalign to contact us at their earliest convenience. You can contact our staff at (07) 3846 2002 or online.