The Invisalign system offers unique advantages for orthodontic patients, including the ability to remove the aligners before eating meals. Although you won’t eat while wearing the aligners, it’s still critical to clean them thoroughly each day. Talk to your dentist about the best way to clean your Invisalign aligners. He or she will likely recommend gently cleaning them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. Rinse them well under lukewarm water; never use hot water on your aligners because the plastic may warp. You might also consider using the Invisalign cleaning kit, which features specially designed cleaning crystals.
From time to time, you may notice mineral buildup on your aligners. Your dentist might recommend soaking your aligners occasionally in denture cleanser. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water, add a denture cleanser tablet, and place your aligner in the bowl. Rinse the aligner well afterward.
During your Invisalign treatment, schedule a visit to the dentist about every six weeks to assess your progress. To schedule your next visit, contact The Smile Design Center of Baltimore today at (443) 275-9821.