How to Clean the Trays for Your Invisalign Aligners


Properly cleaning the trays for your Invisalign aligners is essential for maintaining oral hygiene and ensuring the effectiveness of your treatment. Start by rinsing the aligners under lukewarm water to remove any saliva and debris. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic material of the aligners. Next, gently brush the aligners using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a small amount of clear, unscented liquid soap or Invisalign cleaning crystals.

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Be sure to brush both the inside and outside surfaces of the aligners, as well as the crevices where plaque and bacteria can accumulate. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can be abrasive and may scratch the surface of the aligners.

After brushing, rinse the aligners thoroughly to remove any soap residue. You can also soak the aligners in a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning solution for added disinfection and freshness. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended soaking time, typically around 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, gently pat the aligners dry with a clean, soft cloth or allow them to air dry before placing them back in your mouth. Avoid using tissues or paper towels, as they can leave behind lint and fibers.

By incorporating these simple cleaning steps into your daily routine, you can keep your Invisalign aligners clean, clear, and odor-free, ensuring a comfortable and hygienic orthodontic experience. Don’t hesitate to ask your orthodontist for more tips!.

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