Do you know how to keep your Invisalign aligners clean? Milestone Orthodontics is here to help you keep your aligners clean and fresh. Dr. Milestone says that patients should wear their Invisalign aligners for approximately 22 hours each day. Patients remove their aligners for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, which is the perfect time to clean them. Milestone Orthodontics near Hackensack recommends the following methods:
Method #1: Some patients like using denture cleaning tablets. While you eat you can soak your aligners in denture cleaner (one aligner per one tablet of denture cleaner). At Milestone Orthodontics, we suggest leaving the aligners in the cleaning product for approximately one hour. This method of cleaning your Invisalign aligners can be done every day if you want. The denture cleaning tablets will not damage the material that Invisalign uses.
Method #2: Use a baking soda product. Dr. Milestone suggests dissolving 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1/2 cup of water, and then soaking your trays in the baking soda water for about an hour. This method can be repeated throughout the day as you feel needed.
Method #3: Brush your aligners with a regular toothbrush and toothpaste, this will help keep them fresh and clean of any particles. Dr. Milestone also says it’s a good idea to brush your teeth before putting your Invisalign back on. This will keep food particles from being trapped under your aligners.
These methods will work for both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. At Milestone Orthodontics, we want to help keep our patients’ Invisalign aligners clean. If you have any questions regarding your Invisalign® care don’t hesitate to give us a call at 201-845-8411. If you are out and unable to use one of these recommended methods, make sure to rinse before putting your aligners back on. Keep smiling while you straighten your teeth invisible!