How to Take Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

Posted on September 15, 2021

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Many people love the convenience of Invisalign aligners to help straighten their teeth and help them smile confidently at the world. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. In fact, you can remove them up to 4 hours per day and still achieve the desired results, which is convenient for cleaning, eating, and other activities. Cleaning these aligners is also relatively hassle-free, even if you’re getting used to your new aligners.

Daily Cleaning of Your Invisalign Aligners

Daily care of your Invisalign aligners is easy. Simply rinse them clean and softly brush them with a toothbrush to keep them clean. Avoid cleaning with soap, denture cleaner, or other abrasive materials. They can make your aligners less clear and more visible.

To avoid staining your Invisalign aligners, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth after every meal before returning them to your mouth.

Caring For Your Aligners

If you want to do a deep clean of your aligners, the company offers several products.

  • Invisalign cleaning crystals that you place in a container with your aligners for 15 minutes to remove plaque.
  • Steraligner, which kills 99% of bacteria in just 3 minutes after spraying your aligners.
  • Invisalign Aligner Cleaning Foam that you spray onto your aligners to kill bacteria that blemish your aligners and cause bad breath. There’s no need to rinse. Instead, you can pop your aligners back into your mouth and spit out any excess foam.
  • Invisalign Aligner Cleaning Spray that you spritz onto your aligners and let sit for 5 minutes before rinsing.

No matter which product you choose, allowing your aligners to soak is key to removing odors and preventing stains. You can even let them soak while you enjoy a meal.

Of course, if you drop your Invisalign aligners, you should rinse and clean them immediately with a product that soaks your aligners before returning them to your mouth. This means you might keep a bottle of the spray and foam on hand if you prefer the foam for typical cleaning but want to be protected if you drop them.

Invisalign Cases Offer Extra Protection

To help with cleaning and storage, Invisalign sells cases. You can leave your aligners in their case while the cleaning product does its job. The cases come in a variety of colors and patterns, including those with NFL team logos.

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