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How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

As part of a good oral hygiene routine, you should clean your Invisalign aligners on a regular basis to prevent bacteria growth, discoloration, odor and plaque buildup. While toothpastes and colored, scented soaps can damage your Invisalign trays, proper cleaning methods can help keep them clear and clean.

Brush and Rinse

Every time you remove Invisalign trays for eating, drinking or oral care maintenance, simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water to prevent dry saliva and plaque buildup. Just make sure to brush gently, or you may end up scratching your aligners.

Clean with Clear Anti-Bacterial Soap

Another tried-and-true method for keeping bacteria at bay is to use a clear anti-bacterial soap. This cleaning process helps keep your trays looking fresh, clear and virtually invisible during wear.

Soak Your Aligners

Once a day, you should also soak your aligners in a denture cleaning solution for approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, take a toothbrush dedicated to your aligners to clear away any plaque or food particles, and then rinse your Invisalign trays in lukewarm water.

Use the Official Invisalign Cleaning System

On the Invisalign website, you can find Invisalign cleaners made specifically for your aligners. This cleaning system is designed to combat odors, staining and bacteria and remove plaque from your Invisalign aligners in just about 15 minutes.

Have Confidence in Your Smile with Invisalign

At Red Bank Smiles, we offer a range of dental services to patients in Monmouth County and the surrounding areas. If you’re looking to improve your smile with Invisalign, turn to our caring team to devise a treatment plan that’s right for you. If you have questions about Invisalign aligners or how to keep your trays clean, contact us today. You can also book an appointment online.