Dec 21, 2022

How Often Should You Use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

The discreetness and comfort that Invisalign provides make it a popular choice among the general public. However, if you do not clean your aligners, they will become stained, and stains will not go unnoticed.

Depending on your needs, you can use Invisalign cleaning crystals twice or once daily. After cleaning your aligners with these crystals, make sure to thoroughly rinse them with water before reinstalling them in your mouth.

You should clean your aligners every night while brushing and flossing your teeth. This will remove debris, food particles, or bacteria that have become stuck inside your teeth throughout the day. Furthermore, you can clean them if you stain them by drinking something that is not clear.

Do not mistake not cleaning your aligners because you will be changing them in two weeks. This will result in stained, discoloured aligners and bad breath. Furthermore, bacteria will accumulate on your teeth, making the Invisalign treatment less effective.

What Are Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

The Invisalign brand created Invisalign Cleaning Crystals to thoroughly clean and disinfect clear aligners and retainers. They are specially formulated to kill bacteria on the aligners and remove plaque, keeping them fresh and clean. To keep your aligners or retainers clean, fresh, and sparkling, soak them in Invisalign Cleaning Crystals daily.

What Is TheBest Way to Clean Your Invisalign?

Before wearing your aligners or retainers, rinse them under warm water to remove any leftover food debris. Then, in a glass, dissolve Invisalign Cleaning Crystals in warm water. Fill the glass with water halfway and add one package of cleaning solution. Stir thoroughly.

Soak both aligners in the glass for 15-30 minutes. Rinse the aligners under running water after removing them from the glass. If there is remaining residue on the aligners, brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush. These commercially prepared products are designed to clean Invisalign aligners and retainers and are completely safe.

Non-toxic materials degrade bacteria and plaque. In addition, clinical studies show that they reduce discolouration and staining while keeping your aligners clean.

The steps that your dentist in Munster will recommend that you follow when cleaning your Invisalign using the Invisalign cleaning crystals are:

  1. Remove your aligners or retainer.
  2. Rinse away all debris and excess saliva under warm running water.
  3. Fill a glass halfway with warm water.
  4. Mix one packet of Invisalign Cleaning Crystals with one cup of water, stirring to dissolve or shaking for a few seconds.
  5. Ensure the top and bottom aligners or retainers are completely submerged in the water and crystal mixture.
  6. Remove after 15 to 30 minutes.
  7. After the aligners have soaked, remove them.
  8. Rinse the aligners under running water.
  9. With a soft-bristled toothbrush, remove any remaining plaque or buildup.
  10. Rinse a final time.

Additional Tips for Invisalign Cleaning

Besides using the Invisalign cleaning crystals, some additional tips that are recommended at Family Dental Care – Munster are:

  1. Use Mouthwash: Using mouthwash to keep Invisalign trays in good condition is one option. You can clean most of the contaminants on your Invisalign trays by soaking them in mouthwash. In addition, to keep your tray from discolouring, use clear mouthwash.
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning: Hydrogen peroxide is another excellent option for cleaning your trays. While most people do not keep this product in their homes, it is available at your local pharmacist. Make a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water and soak the trays for 30 minutes. When you remove your trays, they should be spotless and free of bacteria.
  3. Use Vinegar – Using vinegar is a great, cost-effective way of keeping your Invisalign trays completely clean. Vinegar is an all-purpose cleaning product used as part of half vinegar and half warm water mix to clean your trays thoroughly. Keep trays in the mixture while you eat; place them back when you’re finished. While there may be a slight vinegar taste at first, this will quickly fade.
  4. Polident – While most people associate Polident with cleaning dentures, the Polident retainer product can also be used to keep Invisalign trays clean. Trays should be soaked in denture cleaner for about 15 minutes per day, according to the instructions, to keep them completely clean.

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