Vienna Family Dental

Tips for Keeping Invisalign Clean

November 18, 2022
Posted By: Dr. David Paino

If you’re considering Invisalign in Vienna, VA, you may be wondering about upkeep. Since you wear your aligners for up to two weeks before moving on to the next, it’s only natural that you’d want tips on how to keep them clean. Continue reading to learn more about how to keep your Invisalign aligners clean throughout your treatment timeline.

#1 Rinse Your Invisalign Aligners Throughout the Day

Unlike other orthodontic systems, you can remove Invisalign for brief periods throughout the day. Sometimes a quick rinse with room-temperature water is sufficient to refresh your aligners. Then, rinse and place them back over your teeth.

#2 Keep Your Teeth and Gums Clean

You remove your aligners while eating, but it’s important not to place them back into your mouth until you’ve cleaned your teeth and gums through brushing and flossing. Allowing debris to remain under your aligner can mean improper fit and lead to cavities and oral infections.

#3 Brush Your Aligners Gently

Brush your aligners gently with mild hand soap, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and room-temperature water. You never want to use hot or cold as these temperatures can damage your appliances.

#4 Bonus Tip

When you brush and floss your teeth or remove your aligner to eat, remember to store it in its case to prevent loss or damage.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear aligners worn over the teeth. These aligners are customized to meet your orthodontic goals and are fabricated based on impressions of your teeth. You wear each aligner for about two weeks. Then you go on to the next in the series until you’ve completed treatment.

For Cosmetic Dentistry in Vienna, VA, Including Invisalign, Contact Us

Invisalign is more than cosmetic dentistry; it promotes optimal oral health through an aligned bite. To learn more or to arrange your consultation with the dentist, reach out to a helpful team member today.

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