Most dentist Putney recommend to clean your trays by brushing them with a toothbrush and toothpaste. This will help prevent bacteria accumulation, which may lead to bad breath.
In addition to this practice, Invisalign requires an enzymatic cleaner such as Alcogel or Polident once weekly for additional plaque removal. These cleaners are specially formulated to remove sticky plaque from appliances.
Do not use any abrasive cleaners on your trays – these could damage the finish on your appliances. Many commercial products may be used in a toothbrush and toothpaste, including a built-in cleaner/polish system.
Be sure to use plenty of water while brushing your trays. This will help them slide over the teeth better and make the cleaning process more effective. Do not soak or leave Invisalign in a sink or other liquid-filled container for an extended time, as this can damage the material.
Please brush your natural teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush to have healthy gums and teeth. Use a small amount of fluoride toothpaste intended for children aged six and under, as high fluoride levels can be harmful if swallowed. Stay away from chewing gum that contains sugar as it may cause problems with stain removal later on. If you need further information regarding flossing your teeth, consult your dentist or dental hygienist.
When not wearing the trays, it is essential to clean them daily with a toothbrush and toothpaste. This will help prevent the collection of bacteria and plaque, which can cause bad breath and lead to gum disease.
Invisalign guards are not intended for overnight or deep cleaning but should be rinsed first thing in the morning and night before sleeping. You may also use a moist cloth or cotton swab lightly doused with water to clean where food debris has collected after eating meals throughout the day. Once your trays are clean, you should place them in their storage case to keep them safe.
Your dentist may have additional cleaning instructions for you when you get your appliance.
Please follow these carefully since missing or skipping recommended procedures could cause problems with the appliance.
It would help if you did not share your Invisalign trays with anyone else. Doing so can put you at risk of transmitting certain diseases or infections caused by bacteria and germs found in saliva.
However, if you need to lend a tray to someone temporarily, then use a new set of thermoplastic guards explicitly made for this purpose – do not reuse the ones that were initially given to you by your dentist. These are designed to be used only once before disposal and should be used for no more than one week.
Be sure to keep your trays in their case when not wearing them – do not leave them out where they will come into contact with other items because this can scratch the finish, making it harder for you to clean the trays later on. In addition, you may want to purchase a holder or organizer specially designed for Invisalign cases. These are usually available wherever your appliance is purchased.
Please note that you should avoid sleeping with these appliances in your mouth because there have been reports of people suffocating after getting these stuck over their entire face during sleep! If you need further information regarding resting or sleeping, please consult your dentist or doctor before proceeding.