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The Do’s and Don’ts of Invisalign



Do’s Don’ts of Invisalign

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The Invisalign braces are perfect for anyone who wants to straighten their teeth without traditional metal braces. Invisalign can also help you with problems like dry mouth and bad breath. When you get this type of treatment, the material that holds the brackets in place will soften up as your teeth move through their natural progression. This can be a little bit confusing when you first start out, but with some simple Invisalign tips and tricks, you’ll be able to take care of your Invisalign aligners like a pro.


1. Soak your Aligners Every Day

To ensure your trays are clean, soak them in either a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals. Once they are done soaking, use an extra toothbrush to brush off any lingering plaque or food particles. Rinse the trays before placing them back in your mouth.

2. Always Brush and Floss your Teeth Before Putting the Trays back in

If you have braces, you need to brush and floss them every day. This is so that your teeth stay strong and straight. Brushing and flossing also helps remove plaque and other bacteria from the surface of your teeth.

The one thing that you do not want to do is leave the trays in place overnight. This can cause your teeth to get stuck in the brackets, making it difficult to remove them later on.

If you have braces, make sure that you always brush and floss them before putting them back in!

3. Always Rinse Your Aligners When You Remove Them

It’s important to always rinse your aligners when you remove them. This will help prevent any food or debris from getting stuck in the gaps between the wires.


1. Don’t use Harmful Ingredients to Clean Them

The Invisalign aligners are made of plastic, so you should never put them in the dishwasher or hot water. That’s because the chemicals used in these products can damage the plastic and cause it to become brittle and break over time. Instead, you can use a soft cloth dampened with warm water to wipe down your aligners. If you have questions about how often you should clean your aligners, talk with your dentist or orthodontist.

2. Don’t Eat or Drink with your Invisalign Trays in

In general, the best way to take care of your Invisalign trays is to keep them clean and dry. You should also avoid eating or drinking with your Invisalign trays in. If you do accidentally get something on them, rinse them off as soon as possible with running water and dry them with a clean towel.

3. Don’t Leave Your Trays out in the Open Air When You are Not Wearing Them

When you are not wearing your Invisalign trays, it is important to keep them dry and clean. This can be done by storing them in a plastic bag with a zipper or by placing them in an airtight container that is kept in the bathroom. If you choose to store them in a plastic bag, make sure that all of the air has been removed from it. Also, make sure that there are no sharp objects around your teeth as these could damage your trays.

4. Don’t use Scented/Coloured Soap to Clean Your Trays

Don’t use scented/coloured soap to clean your trays. The chemicals in these products can affect the fit of your trays, causing them to loosen or loosen too much over time.

5. Don’t use Extremely Hot Water to Clean Your Aligners

Invisalign aligners are made of a plastic-like material, so they can be easily damaged by high temperatures. If you use boiling water, you could potentially damage the plastic in your Invisalign aligner, which would make it unusable and force you to get a new pair.

Creating perfect smiles is what Dr. Satish Pai is committed to. An orthodontist by profession, he believes that a perfect smile is a powerful part of a person’s personality. When he is not working hard on perfecting his patients’ smiles at Putnam Ortho, he is busy writing engaging articles about everything related to healthy and perfect smiles. His other passions include golf, yoga and surfing. Spending time with his family always brings a smile on his face.

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