Glendale Invisalign Dentist Reviews the Cleaning Protocol for Invisalign Aligners

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 4, 2014

Making sure that you maintain a stellar smile is about more than just having teeth that look good—you also need to make sure that your teeth and gum tissue are strong and healthy. So no matter what cosmetic dentistry treatment you choose, make sure that you have a dental hygiene routine that works for you.

Invisalign is an exceptional cosmetic option in part because it makes it simple and straightforward for patients to maintain clean teeth during treatment. In fact, with Invisalign you’ll have to make very few alterations to your current oral hygiene routine. Read on for tips from our Glendale cosmetic dentists

1. First, make sure your teeth are clean

While using Invisalign, you should continue to brush and floss your teeth as normal. So make sure you’re brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. You can also continue to use mouthwash if that’s part of your regular oral hygiene routine.

2. Then keep your aligners fresh

Remember that your Invisalign aligners fit over your teeth and stay there day and night—you don’t want bacteria and/or dental debris in your aligners to be in constant contact with your smile. Rinse your aligners with water before you put them back in your mouth. Also, clean your aligners regularly with toothpaste/the specialized cleaning solution distributed by Invisalign.

3. Use mealtime as a chance to freshen your mouth

Because you’ll take your aligners out to eat, mealtimes are great for freshening your teeth and your aligners. Rinse both your mouth and aligners with water, and brush after meals if possible.

As you can see, caring for your teeth during Invisalign treatment is pretty straightforward and simple. If you want to get started perfecting your smile, you can give our Glendale cosmetic dentist office a call today—we look forward to talking to you!