Brush After Eating
As annoying as it may seem, it’s important that you always brush your teeth before putting your Invisalign aligners back in after eating a meal. Otherwise, the bacteria left on your teeth will end up on your Invisalign aligners where they can stain and flourish. You should also rinse your aligners before placing them back in your mouth if you’re unable to thoroughly clean them.
Don’t Use These Products to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners
NEVER use mouth wash, toothpaste, colored or scented soaps, or anything abrasive. Using any of these products to clean your Invisalign aligners can harm them which can set you back in your treatment.
Soak Your Aligners Once Per Day
One way to make sure your Invisalign aligners are as clean as possible is by soaking them in Invisalign cleaning crystals or denture cleaner once per day. You can then use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently brush off plaque or food debris from the aligners.
Have any other questions about your Invisalign treatment? Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins are here to help. Please contact our Spokane Valley cosmetic dentists today at (509) 927-2273 for additional assistance with Invisalign care.