St. Paul, MN General Dentist Suggests Proper Ways to Clean Invisalign Aligners

Written by Drs. Mark and Rachel Malterud on Mar 12, 2013

Patients who would like to straighten their teeth comfortably and discreetly are finding Invisalign from the St. Paul, MN General Dentist to be the perfect choice to meet their goals. There are a number of benefits in choosing clear braces over traditional orthodontic treatments. The hygienic nature of Invisalign is often overlooked as a benefit, but they are quite easy to keep clean.

Here are some easy tips for making sure your Invisalign aligners are being properly cleaned and cared for:

  • The aligners should be cleaned daily. The easiest way to remember to do this is by doing it when you remove them to brush and floss your teeth.
  • Clean your aligners using only warm water. Never use hot water as the heat may cause the resin to warp or split.
  • Be sure to soak your aligners in a solution of Invisalign Cleaning Crystals. You can also gently scrub the aligners with a soft toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleaning formula.
With proper care your aligners will stay strong and transparent throughout treatment—you really can gently perfect your teeth without anyone seeing your orthodontic treatment! And because your aligners are replaced every two weeks, they will always be fresh and clean.

Caring for Invisalign aligners is simple and straightforward and a snap compared to caring for traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires. With Invisalign you can maintain your oral health during treatment and prevent dental cavities and gum disease.

We will be happy to arrange a consultation with you so that we can assess your general dental health and help you see what your new smile will look like after Invisalign treatment. The St. Paul, MN General Dentist is an approved Invisalign provider and is here to answer questions and help you decide if Invisalign is right for you.