Taking care of Invisalign

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If you’ve recently decided to go ahead and start yourself out on your Invisalign Weybridge journey then you’re going to want to have a good understanding of the tools needed to make for a successful trip. The way in which you take care of your Invisalign Weybridge at home is just as important as the aligners themselves. With that in mind here’s a comprehensive guide on how to take care of Invisalign aligners.

Handy tools to invest in

You don’t need to break the bank when investing in your handy tools. There’s just a few little bits and bobs to get hold of that will make your life much easier.

The first thing is to make sure you have a couple of spare hard shell cases. It’s likely that you will have been given at least one upon receiving your first set of aligners, but getting a couple of extras of your own is a seriously good idea. You’ll be taking your aligners in and out a fair amount with every meal time etc., so you’ll need to have somewhere safe to put your braces. Losing or breaking your aligners is going to cost you money and we want to avoid this at all costs. Keeping them safe doesn’t have to be tricky, you just need to be prepared.

Secondly, if you haven’t already got a manual soft bristle toothbrush then you’ll need one. The smaller the head the better, this is what you’ll be using for the cleaning of your aligners.

Thirdly, a toothpaste that is either clear, white and super gentle. This is so that when scrubbing your trays you don’t cause any discolouration to the trays themselves.

Lastly, it’s a good idea to buy some sort of cleaning solution. These come in at varying price points with some of the leading brands having a hefty price tag, however it’s highly likely that you’ll get the same effects from a more affordable brand or even just a basic denture cleaner. These are easily available through chemists, supermarkets and online retailers.

clear aligners

Cleaning your aligners

You need to be cleaning your trays twice daily as you do your teeth. It’s a good idea to get into a regular routine of this from day one and stick to it as best you can. You need to use a pea size amount of toothpaste to brush along the inside and outside of the aligners. You only need to apply a light amount of pressure. You need to do this in the morning and then again at night time. During the day you should be rinsing your aligners in cold water before putting them back in.

Leaving your aligners to soak in the cleaning solution can either be done in the morning or the evening, whatever works best for you.

Oral hygiene

During your invisalign treatment you want to keep on top of your oral hygiene as best you can. Following basic oral hygiene routines which are easily accessible online is the best way to do this.

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