Invisalign invisible braces are a clear and removable option to metal braces so they are a popular choice for many people. That said, it is important to maintain your Invisalign aligners properly so that they last through the entire time your teeth are repositioning themselves. The good news is that taking care of your aligners is pretty simple – it just needs to be done on a consistent basis.
First, start with brushing your aligners as often as you would your own teeth. You could even put them in a glass of water with a denture cleaner for an hour while you’re eating. You can also brush them and rinse them in water that is lukewarm. Invisalign has their own cleaning kit they offer their customers for the aligners and retainers, should you choose to go that route.
A good tip to remember before reinserting your aligner is to brush your teeth beforehand to avoid bacteria build-up in the inserted material. Smoking is never a good idea while you wear your retainer or aligners as it can result in discoloration of the unit, as well as your teeth! And definitely do not chew gum while you are wearing your aligner, as the gum will most likely stick to it.
Invisalign aligners are worn up to 20-22 hours a day so keeping them clean and comfortable is of the utmost importance. Invisalign offers buff trays that you can store them in which have an emery board to smooth out any rough or scratchy parts of the device. You should also clean the trays at least once a day. When you take care of your Invisalign retainer or aligner it will take care of you and ensure you have the perfect smile you desire!