How to Clean Your Invisalign Clear Aligners
Posted on 07/20/2018
How to Clean Your Invisalign Clear Aligners

How to Clean Your Invisalign Clear AlignersInvisalign is a great option for orthodontic treatment. The clear aligners are practically invisible, they're removable, and best of all, you can eat any foods that you want. However, to get the most out of your experience with Invisalign, you have to take good care of your clear aligners and make sure you clean them properly. The Mack Orthodontics team has created a comprehensive list of the biggest do's and don'ts when it comes to taking care of and cleaning your Invisalign clear aligners.

Invisalign Do's

  • Brush and floss your teeth before putting your clear aligners back on. If your Invisalign traps food and bacteria between your teeth and your clear aligners, your teeth can decay and develop cavities.
  • Rinse your clear aligners in water whenever you remove them so that bacteria does not build up in inside and soak your clear aligners with cleaning crystals to make sure you don't get stains on them.
  • Keep your clear aligners in a container when you don't have them on so that they are protected from damage.

Invisalign Don'ts

  • Eat or drink while you have your clear aligners in. This will lead to discoloration and foul smells.
  • Use toothpaste to clean your clear aligners. Toothpaste can be harsh for your clear aligners and eventually dull them.
  • Place your Invisalign clear aligners near a heat source. This can misshape the plastic material and ruin the personalized form of your clear aligners.
  • Vigorously brush your clear aligners. Rough brushes or aggressive brushing can leave scratches on your Invisalign clear aligners that allow more space for bacteria to grow.

Interested in Invisalign? Contact Us!

Mack Orthodontics is a trusted provider of Invisalign treatment. Contact us today and we can answer any further questions you may have about Invisalign clear aligners. If you're ready to get started with Invisalign treatment, visit one of our three offices. We proudly serve many communities, including Bettendorf, Eldridge, Maquoketa, Quad Cities, Pleasant Valley, Scott County, Davenport, IA, and more! So book an appointment today. We can't wait to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.