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Caring For Your Invisalign Aligners

Posted in Braces

Just like any other retainer or braces you may wear, your Invisalign trays need some TLC.

If you don’t keep your aligners clean, then they’re likely to accumulate stain, tartar, and plaque buildup. This spells disaster for tooth health – and for your breath!

Check out these tips for getting the most of your orthodontic aligners:

Get a toothbrush just for your alignment trays. The trays need their own brush because toothpaste residue on an old toothbrush may have abrasives that can scratch up your aligner. The idea of Invisalign is to keep your trays invisible. Keeping your aligners clean and scratch-free is the best way to enjoy them!

Be careful about where you put your trays while eating meals. You sure would hate to throw out your valuable aligner with your garbage or lunch tray! Keep a designated case with you at all times so that you can safely put your aligners somewhere where they won’t be forgotten.

Avoid heat! Your Invisalign trays were molded with heat to match your smile, so keep them out of the sun; always clean and soak them in cool or room-temperature liquids. DO NOT assume that boiling water is a good idea to sterilize your trays. This will ruin them.

Use the right cleaning product. There are a wide variety of recommended at-home solutions for cleaning your trays. The best solution is one that helps reduce tartar buildup while having an antibacterial effect. The Invisalign system’s own cleaning solution claims to offer the best results for maintaining your aligner.

Talk with your Invisalign provider to learn more about getting the most of your clear braces.

Posted on behalf of:
Walton Orthodontics
2609 Peachtree Pkwy #C
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 663-0955


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