3 Tips For Keeping Your Invisalign Braces Clean And In Good Condition

8 September 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


If you have invested in Invisalign braces to straighten your teeth, then you likely want to make sure that these braces stay in good condition for as long as you will be wearing them. In order to keep your Invisalign braces in excellent condition and as clean as possible, there are a few different things that you can do. This article will discuss 3 of these tips.

Rinse And Brush Them When You Brush Your Actual Teeth

In order to keep your Invisalign braces clean and in the best condition possible, you are going to want to brush them each time that you would brush your actual teeth. To clean your Invisalign braces, you can either use a specified cleaner that has been created for Invisalign braces, or you can use warm water. In both cases, you are going to want to scrub your Invisalign completely clean and inspect them for any damage or build up. A great way to remember to brush your Invisalign is to simply brush them right after or right before you brush your regular teeth. 

Always Remove Them When You Are Eating

As a simple rule, you are going to want to remove your Invisalign braces whenever you are eating any food. If you try and eat food with them in, then you are likely going to damage them by biting down on them repeatedly. This also makes it so much easier for you to chew your food because the Invisalign on your teeth make it quite difficult for you to chew your food properly. Just make sure that you put your Invisalign braces in a safe place when you are eating your food so that they doesn't become damaged or lost. 

Don't Drink Hot Drinks With Them In 

Your Invisalign braces are going to be made out of a product called plastic resin. Because of this, it has the possibility of being distorted by the heat. Drinking hot drinks, such as coffee, hot tea, or hot chocolate, is going to bring your Invisalign braces in contact with heat and could distort them. If your Invisalign braces become distorted at all, they are not going to move your teeth properly. And on top of this, they may no longer even fit onto your teeth at all, depending on how warped they have become. To keep your Invisalign braces in the best condition possible, you will simply need to remove the braces from your mouth before you drink anything that is hot.