Invisalign clear aligners offer a wide range of benefits compared to traditional fixed braces. With invisible aligners, you can remove your clear braces to eat, brush your teeth and for special occasions.

Brushing your teeth is simple with Invisalign as you can continue to clean them as usual, removing any buildup of food debris that may have stuck between your teeth. The ease and convenience of Invisalign aligners can occasionally lead to complacency when it comes to keeping them in

The ease and convenience of Invisalign can occasionally lead to complacency when it comes to keeping your braces in tip-top condition. Caring for your Invisalign correctly means that they can achieve the best teeth straightening results possible. Let us talk you through our top Invisalign care tips.

Keep your Invsalign Braces safe when you’re not wearing them.

Once you’ve removed your clear aligners, you should always store them in the protective case they came in. This will help keep them clean and stop them getting lost or bent out of shape. You’d be amazed how many times we hear “the dog chewed my braces!”

Avoid drinking tea, coffee or other hot drinks when wearing your invisalign braces.

You should remove your Invisalign aligners whenever eaten or drinking. Invisalign is made from plastic, perfect for its durability and flexibility but vulnerable to changing shape if heated.

Once removed, clean your invisalign trays thoroughly.

Wearing your clear aligners daily often means a build up of plaque or dry saliva on the inside of your trays. This can lead to bacteria building up and a nasty odour. To look after your Invisalign braces, you should rinse them thoroughly under cold water every time you remove them. For a more thorough clean you can brush them gently with a toothbrush or use a clear anti-bacterial soft soap.

Brush and floss your teeth before wearing your invisalign aligners.

The best way to care for your aligners and avoid a build up of bacteria in your trays is to keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible. Follow your normal dental hygiene routine every time you take out your invisalign braces.

Soak your invisalign aligners in cleaning solution provided by your orthodontist.

It’s a good idea to soak your aligners once a day in the cleaning solution provided by our experienced team. Do not soak your trays in mouthwash or denture cleaning fluid as this can cause discolouration.

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