How To Care For Your Invisalign® Aligners
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign aligners has many benefits, with one of them being how easy they are to clean. Since the plastic aligners are easily removable, they can be cleaned properly and placed back into the mouth.
Taking care of Invisalign clear aligners is very simple. Every time you brush your teeth you can brush your aligners as well. They can be cleaned by brushing them and rinsing them in lukewarm water. They can also be soaked and cleaned in a denture cleaner while you are busy eating.
It’s important to use the proper products because the plastic can become clouded or dull. The products used should not be abrasive because they can leave scratches that can trap germs and add to the aligners becoming dull. You can also clean your aligners with baking soda to freshen the aligners, but make sure it is not brushed into the aligners.
Your Invisalign aligners should be cleaned as often as you clean your teeth. If these regular cleaning processes are done, you shouldn’t have too much trouble with keeping the aligners clean, clear, and free of odors and germs.
You should avoid smoking while wearing your aligners as they might get stained or discolored. You also shouldn’t chew gum while wearing your aligners because it can get stuck to the aligners. It is recommended that you remove the aligners when you have meals and snacks, and also that you remove them when you sleep. Other things you shouldn’t do with your Invisalign aligners are leaving them in a hot vehicle, boiling them, placing them in your pocket without a case, and use mouthwash or toothpaste on them.
Just like Invisalign treatment is more efficient and more comfortable than traditional braces, so is their care. If you clean them regularly and keep safe from scratching, breaking, or discoloring, you’ll enjoy a problem free course of treatment.