When it comes to keeping your Invisalign clean and ensuring optimal oral hygiene during treatment, it's important to follow your orthodontist's instructions. Some orthodontists may suggest immersing your aligners in a denture cleaner or retainer solution, while others may recommend brushing them lightly with toothpaste and rinsing them thoroughly in cold water. However, there are other options available to help keep your Invisalign clean throughout the treatment. Using a colorless, odourless antibacterial soap is a great way to remove plaque from your aligners. Hot water should be avoided as it can deform the shape of the retainers and ruin the fit.
Additionally, toothpaste can be too abrasive and can scratch the aligners, so it's best to avoid using it for cleaning. It's also important to remember that regular cleaning is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene during Invisalign treatment. This means that you should clean your aligners at least once a day, preferably after every meal. You should also brush and floss your teeth regularly and use a mouthwash to help keep your mouth free of bacteria. Finally, it's important to remember that Invisalign trays should be replaced every two weeks or as recommended by your orthodontist. This will help ensure that your aligners are always clean and free of bacteria.