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How to Clean Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are the ideal way to get that stunning smile. But, if you don’t take good care of them, you will feel embarrassed at how they look. Dirty Invisalign aligners develop a bad odor and discoloration. 

Dr. Amin Samadian believes learning how to clean the Invisalign is a key strategy for optimal oral health. The longer you avoid washing them, the more bacteria will build-up around your teeth. That’s why Dr. Samadian compiled a useful guide on how to wash the aligners. Here is all you need to know.

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What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are practical orthodontic devices with a transparent surface. Clear aligners can help strengthen and adjust the teeth to give you an ultimate smile. Dr. Samadian offers the best 3D printed Invisalign aligners that can be used as a discrete alternative to metal braces. With an option such as this, you no longer have to worry about your crooked or misaligned teeth. But, just like any orthodontic device, the clear aligners also need cleaning. 

How to Clean Invisalign the Right Way?

To clean the Invisalign aligners properly, do a quick scrub with a soft-bristle toothbrush with your toothpaste.There are also solutions that you can purchase directly from Invisalign website.  

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Recommended Cleaning Routine for Optimum Invisalign Care

Invisalign aligners should be washed on a nightly basis. People prefer to clean them at the same time they floss or brush their teeth. With regular cleaning, you can get rid of the bacteria, debris, and food that compile during the day. 

You can also clean them when they look visibly dirty. Although you will be changing the aligners every two weeks, you still need to clean them thoroughly to avoid bad breath. 

Do’s and Don’ts When Cleaning and Using Invisalign

Do’s

  • Do use warm water when washing the trays. This is an excellent caring tactic. 
  • Do put the aligners in an airtight container when you are not using them. By storing the product, you decrease the risk of bacteria build-up. 
  • Do remove the aligners when you eat. That way, you keep the food particles from damaging the Invisalign.

Don’ts

  • Don’t wash the aligners with extremely hot water. This can decrease its lifespan.
  • Don’t drink coffee while wearing your aligners. Otherwise, you can stain the surface.

What Our Patients Say About Us

*Individual Results May Vary

EVA'S STORY

I could not recommend Dr. Samadian more – AND all of his staff, at that! No longer will I mind or be afraid of going to the dentist.

BILL'S STORY

Very informative, patient and sensitive to your needs. Very focused, and desires to ensure it’s done properly the first time.

Take the Next Step

If you have questions about invisalign, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with ​Dr. Amin Samadian, proudly serving the East Bay Area, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Piedmont, Danville, San Ramon, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Oakland, Berkeley, and Brentwood, CA. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at​ (925-254-2360) ​or fill out our convenient online contact form.

References

https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-clean-invisalign#takeaway

https://www.blueridgeorthodontics.com/ultimate-guide-cleaning-invisalign-aligners/

https://www.orthodonticslimited.com/invisalign/the-dos-and-donts-of-how-to-clean-invisalign-trays/

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