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Sep 2019

5 ways to keep Invisalign Aligners Clean

Years ago, those looking to straighten their teeth only had one option: metal braces. Today, however, Invisalign is becoming increasingly available to the public. People are now choosing removable aligners over metal braces because they don t irritate the teeth and gums. Not only are they more comfortable to use but they are significantly easier to maintain. Your mouth is a part of your body that gets dirty throughout the day, so these plastic aligners must be washed daily.

Here are five ways to keep your aligners immaculate:

1. Give Your Teeth A Scrub

This should be a no-brainer. After all, why clean your aligners if the surface they will be on isn t taken proper care of? Floss your teeth to remove any traces of food and scrub each particle out with a brush. Missing these particles can cause cavities that trigger serious dental problems. Brush your teeth immediately after a meal if possible to avoid bacteria build-up.

2. Remove The Invisalign Daily

Removing your Invisalign after you wake up every day to clean them is crucial because bacteria accumulates while you sleep. Give the trays a rinse and brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. This should be a different toothbrush from the one you use with your teeth or you ll risk putting more bacteria into your mouth. Repeat this process at night, preferably before going to sleep.

3. Avoid Using Soap And Toothpaste

Washing the trays with soap can leave a bitter after taste. The last thing you want is to constantly have a strange taste in your mouth. Even toothpaste has ingredients can that leave stains to the aligners. Don t tarnish your beautiful smile with discoloured aligners. Use the right cleaning solution!

4. Keep Them In A Case When They Are Not In Use

An Invisalign left in the open serves as a magnet for bacteria. Therefore, you should bring their case wherever you go so that you can place the trays inside once you are not using it. The case itself should also be cleaned and dried regularly to prevent bacteria from making it their home.

5. Clean The Aligners Using A Special Solution

Invisalign comes with a denture cleaner that is formulated to rinse aligners without causing any damage. You can order this cleaner from any Invisalign dentist in London when you run out of stock. Cleaning crystals can also be purchased for deeper cleaning. If the cleaner is not available, soak your aligners in cold water and scrub them with a toothbrush. Hot water should be avoided because it can warp the aligner. Are your aligners discoloured? If so, dilute a small portion of bleach in water and soak the Invisalign in it for 15 minutes. After this, immerse it in cold water to remove the bleach residue. White vinegar and hydrogen peroxide can also be used to dissolve plaque.

Trust Your Teeth With A Dentist Who Specialises In Invisalign

Cleaning the aligners is only one part of the equation. As your teeth alignment adjusts, you must consult an Invisalign dentist in London at once to get a new set. Using the old one will only cause discomfort and potential gum problems. Invisalign dentists will scan the new alignment of your teeth to provide a pattern for your new aligners. That data will be transferred to create a treatment plan that your dentist will go over and approve after they have ensured its suitability. The aligner will then be 3D-printed and delivered to the attending dentist who will hand it to the patient. The Invisalign kit will contain a series of aligners that must be changed every two weeks.


To avoid a botched straightening job, make sure your Invisalign treatment is performed by a licensed dentist. Even if you have the best dentist in the world, remember that they can t give you great results if you don t do your part. Keep your Invisalign aligners clean and you ll be safely on the road to healthy, happy pearly whites! We are rated as one of the best cosmetic dentists in London - get in touch today to see how we can help.


Dec 2021

Case of the Month October 2021- Invisalign, whitening and bonding

Our case of the month for October was a simple yet effective one involving three of our favourite techniques: Invisalign, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding. Crowding of teeth is so common, we would probably say the majority of the population suffer some form of mis alignment of some sort. Luckily, modern day treatments mean that teeth straightening is actually a simply and pain free process. In our case, we used Invisalign Lite which is the 'middle of the road' version which typically takes less than 6 … READ MORE
Sep 2021

Invisalign Lite - a guide to treatment and costs

Invisalign is the world's most well known clear aligner orthodontic treatment. However, not many people know about the history of Invisalign and how it all came about. History of Invisalign Invisalign all started in the mid-90s, when a young Stanford student named Zia Chisti was undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed braces. As a university student, he experienced many of the inconveniences that come with getting braces as a busy adult such as irritation , pain, brackets coming off, sharp wires and nu… READ MORE
Sep 2020

Case of the month August 2020- Invisalign, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding

Time is flying by! Kids are back in school, days are getting shorter but at least the sun is still shining. We have been so busy, that we have not posted our case of the month for August. However, the wait has been well worth it with a superb smile transformation using Invisalign clear braces, tooth whitening and cosmetic bonding or teeth bonding. Initially, our patient came to us with quite short, yellow and crowded teeth. The brief was to be as minimal as possible and try to maintain the teeth as much as … READ MORE
Dec 2019

Tips on eating with Invisalign

For many, the Invisalign is a blessing. Not only does it help straighten teeth just as well as traditional braces, but it does so without being noticeable. It also allows the user to remove it before participating in activities such as sports, social occasions or work meetings However, when it comes to eating, it may not be as simple as most Invisalign users think. Need help figuring out what to do and not to do when it comes to eating with Invisalign? Here are five tips to keep in mind: Take It Off Wh… READ MORE


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