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Invisalign Care & Maintenance

For best results, our team provides instructions for taking care of your clear aligner trays.

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How to Maintain Oral Hygiene During Invisalign Treatment?

It’s crucial to maintain good oral hygiene during Invisalign treatment, and you will need to clean your teeth more frequently. You must brush and floss your teeth thoroughly after every meal or snack or after any drink other than water. If you fail to brush your teeth and replace your aligners, you trap food and plaque bacteria in the tray.

Why Do I Need to Brush My Teeth So Frequently During Invisalign?

Because the Invisalign® Braces fit tightly over your teeth, any harmful substances like food and plaque are trapped right next to your teeth and your gums, increasing the risk that you will develop dental diseases like tooth decay and gum disease. Cleaning your teeth helps to prevent these diseases.

How to Clean Your Aligners?

While your aligners are removed, you need to clean them too. There are several ways you can clean your aligners thoroughly. Cleaning methods include:

  • Soaking your aligner trays in mouthwash
  • Soaking your aligner trays in a 50-50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water
  • Soaking your aligners in denture cleaner
  • Soaking your aligners in a 50-50 solution of water and vinegar

You can also clean your aligners by rinsing them under lukewarm water and by brushing them gently with your toothbrush. Invisalign sells a proprietary cleaning kit to keep your aligners clean and fresh and to help prevent discoloration of the aligner trays.

Our Invisalign dentists here at Gentle Dental can discuss all the Invisalign care & maintenance options suitable for your situation. For more information about the best Invisalign treatment in Queens, contact Gentle Dental at (718) 461-0100.

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