5th May 2022
How To Clean Invisalign: Dos & Donts
Looking for professional, private dental care? You’ve come to the right place. At our leading dental practice, located in Tunbridge Wells, we offer a range of treatments to our fantastic patients. Whether you’re already one of our patients and researching treatSo you’ve started Invisalign treatment, or are reading up before you do? Great! Our dental team will be behind you at every stage of your journey, from support with your aligners, to carrying out dental check-ups and giving you advice and information during your treatment to makes the process that bit easier. Today, we’re focusing on cleaning your Invisalign aligners, which is every bit as important as caring for your smile. Here’s what we recommend. ments, or looking to join a dental practice in or around Tunbridge Wells and want to see what we offer, read on to find out about five our most popular treatments.
1. Rinsing (and repeating)
– Do: rinse your Invisalign throughout the day when you need to take them out. It’s a great, healthy habit to get into and will keep you on top of the daily cleaning needed.
– Do: make sure you rinse your clear braces when you remove them for eating, chewing or drinking (other than water). This prevents them from becoming stained, trapping food particles, and potentially breaking in the mouth.
– Do: use warm, not hot, water. If the temperature of the water is too high, you risk warping (twisting) the material.
– Do: use a toothbrush – providing it’s a soft-bristled one – to help to gently lift away trapped food particles and any ‘debris’ that might have gathered in the pits and grooves of your Invisalign.
– Do: ensure you brush at least once a day, and use a gentle soap at the same time if you wish.
– Don’t: use anything harsh or abrasive on your toothbrush, which could damage or scratch the acrylic.
– Do: soak your Invisalign in cleaning crystals or denture solution every couple of days.
– Do: make sure you still wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours per day, as advised by your dentist. Too many breaks or not enough wear could disrupt treatment.
– Don’t: soak your aligners in hot water, or use a dishwasher to clean your aligners. As mentioned earlier, warping can occur.
– Don’t: soak in mouthwash or harsh cleaners. If in doubt, talk to our dentists about cleaning products.
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Now that you’ve got a better picture of what’s on offer here at our Tunbridge Wells dental practice, why not take the And that’s all there is to it. Of course, there’s lots more advice about Invisalign on our blog, with regular posts on this leading dental treatment. If you’d like to know more about Invisalign braces, want to book a consultation with us, or you have questions about your treatment, get in touch with our team here in Tunbridge Wells or book a virtual consultation.