We are sure we no longer need to tell you how important good oral hygiene is. It is also important to clean your aligners properly! During the treatment, aligners are part of your mouth, on which plaque with bacteria forms, just like on your teeth. That’s why it’s important to include the aligners in your daily routine for a healthy mouth.
StartSmiling daily cleaning tips:
- Use a soft toothbrush and some toothpaste and brush the aligners every time after you brush your teeth.
- During the day, you can rinse the aligners with water. After you’ve eaten or drunk something we recommend that you rinse your mouth with water before putting the aligners back in again. This way you avoid leaving food residues between your teeth.
- The aligners come with a number of bags of Cleaning Crystals, which you can use for an extra thorough cleaning. Dissolve the bag of crystals in 100 ml of lukewarm water, stir or shake until the crystals have dissolved. Place the aligners in the cleaning solution for 15 minutes. If necessary, brush with a soft toothbrush and some of the solution, rinse the aligners thoroughly with water before wearing them again.
Dyes from food can cause aligners to discolour. By following the steps above, you can keep your Invisalign® aligners looking neat and tidy.
Frequently asked questions
If you have more questions about wearing aligners, we answer many questions on our FAQ page. For other questions you can always contact us by phone, e-mail or by filling in the contact form.