Once you’ve taken the first step in talking with your orthodontist and selected Invisalign as your preferred straightening method, it’s time to learn how to care for your aligners.
At Glaser Orthodontics which serves Yorktown Heights, Garrsion and surrounding areas, we recommend wearing your Invisalign approximately 23 hours a day. The aligners are typically removed when you eat so this is the perfect time to clean them.
One method is the Invisalign cleaning system that we sell here at Glaser Orthodontics. This system is designed by Invisalign and helps remove plaque within 15 minutes and keeps your aligners odor-free, hygienic and clear.
Another method of keeping your aligners clean is to purchase a denture cleaning product. While you eat, you can soak one aligner per one tablet of denture cleaning. At Glaser Orthodontics, we suggest leaving the aligner in the cleaning product for approximately one hour. This can be done up to twice a day.
A third method of keeping your Invisalign trays clean is to use a baking soda product. It is suggested that you dissolve 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1/2 Cup of water. Soak your trays in the baking soda water for about an hour. This method can be done twice a day.
Another cleaning method is to brush your aligners with a toothbrush and toothpaste. This will help keep them clean of particles as well as smelling fresh.
At Glaser Orthodontics, we want to help you keep your aligners clean while straightening your teeth. If you have any quetions regarding your Invisalign care, the staff in Cortlandt Manor is here to assist you. Always remember to rinse before putting your aligners back on and keep on smiling!