How to Clean Invisalign?

Like any other dental treatment, Invisalign has its share of responsibilities, and cleanliness has taken its place among the most important ones. Since it is recommended to wear Invisalign for a minimum of 20 hours a day, it can lead to hygiene maintenance difficulties, giving way to plaque, stains, and food debris damage. The silver lining here is how easy the process is; here’s how you can clean Invisalign retainer following these simple methods.

What should you use to clean your Invisalign?

There are several easy and effective ways to clean Invisalign trays. These are some of the ones I find the most effective:

Cleaning Invisalign With The Help Of Specialized Crystals

  1. Remove Aligner and Rinse: Start off by taking out your clear aligners and giving them a quick yet thorough rinse under tap water. Make sure to keep a clean bowl with you for the next step.
  2. Soak with Crystals: Place your Invisalign trays in the container to clean them up. Make sure to fill it with enough lukewarm water to submerge the aligners fully. Dissolve a single pack of Invisalign cleaning crystals.
  3. Mix and Make the Solution: Gently move the bowl for around 20 seconds for the crystals to dissolve and distribute evenly.
  4. Soak the Aligners: Let your aligners sit in the solution for at least 15 minutes. It is up to you if you want to prolong the soak for a more thorough cleaning.
  5. Final Rinse: Once you are through with soaking, run it under the tap water to rinse both the aligners and the container with warm water.
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Other Methods To Clean Invisalign

If you cannot get your hands on specialized crystals that clean Invisalign, here are some common alternative methods that can work well.

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Everyday Maintenance Tips to Clean Invisalign

Incorporate the following tips into your daily cleaning routine to ensure your aligners remain free from contents that can compromise their function:

Closing Note

Follow the maintenance tips along with cleaning methods like Invisalign crystals or soap to achieve a radiant smile. If you want to learn more about it, consult with our dental care experts, Dr. Saam Zarrabi, D.D.S., and Dr. Yahya Mansour, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.G.D, F.I.C.O.I. along with their team at Rodeo Dental and Orthodontics to learn more. We offer our services in multiple locations, so you can schedule an appointment with us at your convenience by dialing (888) 453-4129.

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