The DO’S and DO NOT’S of Cleaning your Invisalign

Just like brushing and flossing are essential for overall healthy teeth and gums, proper cleaning of your Invisalign trays is also essential for good oral hygiene.

THE DO’S

  • As often as you would typically brush your teeth, brush your trays thoroughly. Especially while your sleeping, bacteria can accumulate in the trays and cause cavities.
  • Always rinse aligners after removal. Remember to brush and floss as needed- you are more prone to cavities with the bacteria that builds up inside of your trays.
  • Soak aligners in cleaning crystal by Invisalign (1 package of cleaning crystals come free with Invisalign trays), or denture tablet cleaner. The denture cleaner can be found at your local drugstore.
  • Antibacterial soap and a manual toothbrush.
  • Take advantage of the WhiteFoam offered at Stamm Dental, one bottle is provided free of charge, more bottles are available for purchase for $20 each.
  • Don’t leave trays out in the open air when you are not wearing them. Leaving your trays exposed to air is gateway for more bacteria to build up and EVEN WORSE, you could lose them!

THE DO NOT’S

  • Unless specifically instructed by your dental staff, do not eat or drink anything besides water with your trays in.
  • Don’t use toothpaste inside of your trays it will leave a film on the trays and make them more noticeable.
  • Don’t use an electric toothbrush on your trays, this will scratch the trays and make them more noticeable.
  • Do not use soaps to clean your trays that are scented or colored.

By: Ashley Grammer