5 Pro Tips For Keeping Your Invisible Braces Clean

If you have Invisalign or another type of clear braces, you probably love the fact that you're having your teeth corrected without the look of metal braces. One thing that you might be worried about, however, is keeping your invisible braces clean. Since they're clear, they can show the signs of food and drink more easily than traditional braces, but following these tips should help you keep them sparkling and clean.

1. Rinse Your Aligner Regularly

If you feel as if you have food particles stuck in your Invisalign or in your teeth, pop out your aligner in the restroom and quickly rinse it off. Also, make a point to rinse your invisible braces off after eating or drinking any food or drink that might stain them, such as dark fruit juices, coffee, tea, wine or brightly colored berries. By rinsing these things off as soon as possible, you can help prevent permanent stains.

2. Soak Them in a Dental Tab

You're supposed to wear your invisible braces as much as possible to help correct your teeth, but soaking them in water with a dental cleaning tab while you're in the shower or getting ready in the morning can be very helpful for getting rid of food particles and debris.

3. Use an Ultrasonic Retainer Bath

An ultrasonic cleaning system, which is also used for cleaning dentures, can work quite well for cleaning your Invisalign. Basically, one of these devices uses sound waves to create waves of water and cleaning solution. This helps scrub away food particles and stains and will give your invisible braces a squeaky-clean look with minimal effort on your part.

4. Use Hydrogen Peroxide

Did you know that you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean your invisible braces? Just as peroxide works well for cleaning your teeth, a solution of half peroxide and half water can work well for soaking or scrubbing your invisible braces. You can also swish this mixture around in your mouth while wearing your invisible braces for a quick yet effective cleaning; just make sure that you spit it out rather than swallowing it.

5. Use a Soft Toothbrush

Invest in a child's toothbrush or other soft toothbrush to gently clean your invisible braces. Just avoid using toothpaste; otherwise, you could damage your Invisalign. Instead, use a mixture of water and dish washing liquid for best results.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to clean your invisible braces. Follow these five simple tips,and you shouldn't have a hard time keeping them spotless. You can get more information by talking to a local orthodontist, like those at HG Orthodontics.