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How Can I Correctly Use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

September 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — indydentalteam @ 10:28 pm
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While wearing Invisalign clear aligners, you might assume you can use traditional teeth cleaning products to keep your trays free of bacteria and debris, but this is simply not true. Not only is toothpaste highly abrasive, but you can easily damage your clear braces. Instead, it is recommended that you invest in Invisalign Cleaning Crystals. But how are they used? Read on to learn what steps you need to take to ensure that your trays remain clean,  and your smile stays healthy.

What Are Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

Invisalign Cleaning Crystals are a specialized product recommended for individuals who choose clear aligners to straighten their teeth. Made to disinfect trays, they help to remove plaque and harmful bacteria through a soaking process.

While many patients are free to use lukewarm water, clear soap, and soft-bristled toothbrushes to clean their aligners, Invisalign Cleaning Crystals are designed specifically to help keep trays clean and free of any debris that might easily transfer onto your teeth.

Step-by-Step Process for Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

To ensure that you are using Invisalign Cleaning Crystals properly, here is a step-by-step breakdown of the process you should plan to use:

  1. Remove and rinse your aligners with warm water.
  2. Dissolve the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals in a glass of warm water. If necessary, stir the contents to disperse.
  3. Add your trays to the solution to soak, making sure they’re fully submerged for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Thoroughly rinse your trays after removing them from the solution.
  5. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean off any remaining residue before rinsing them with warm water.
  6. Place your trays back into your mouth and wash out the glass that held the solution.

How Often Should Invisalign Cleaning Crystals Be Used?

The recommended use for Invisalign Cleaning Crystals is once a day. By keeping up with this system throughout your Invisalign treatment, you will find that your trays look cleaner, healthier, and remain nearly invisible. Should you choose to neglect the use of these cleaning crystals, you may find that your aligners become more visible and begin to transfer remaining bacteria onto your teeth, resulting in the risk of cavities and other serious oral health issues.

About the Practice
Indy Dental Group is a Gold Plus Invisalign Provider. Our dentists are skilled and highly trained to treat patients with Invisalign, which results in straighter, healthier, more beautiful smiles. Patients who come to our state-of-the-art facility for Invisalign can expect a welcoming and comfortable experience, complete with the latest in advanced technology. To find out more about our practice and expert team of dentists, contact us at (317) 846-6125.

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