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Invisalign® is a wonderful modern treatment that can offer you the straight and healthy smile you seek. However, that is only the case if you clean these aligners well. Here’s the best way to do it:

First, remove your aligner and soak it under water. This will wash away the saliva on your appliance. Then place it in a cup full of appliance cleaners, such as denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals. Let it soak for the recommended amount of time that is listed on the label.

When you eat, you may take your aligners out of your mouth. After you eat, before you put them back in, you’ll want to clean your teeth. You can do this simply by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and then flossing with an easy-to-use floss product. Cleaning your teeth is especially important while you get orthodontic treatment because if you don’t, bacteria will be wedged between your teeth and the aligner all day creating tooth decay and other dental issues.

If you have questions about how to care for your Invisalign aligner in Alpharetta, GA, please call Don Harvey Dental Comprehensive Dentistry at 770-343-6565. Our orthodontic team will be happy to give you the answers you need to succeed!