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Invisalign Cleaning Crystals: What They Are & How They Are Used

Invisalign Cleaning Crystals: What They Are & How They Are Used

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment using plastic trays instead of metal braces. Since clear aligners must be worn for 22 hours daily, you'll want to clean them properly. Here, our Surrey orthodontists discuss Invisalign cleaning crystals and how to use them.

What are Invisalign cleaning crystals?

Invisalign cleaning crystals are a product created by the Invisalign brand. They enhance the cleaning process for your Invisalign clear aligners. These cleaning crystals provide a quick and efficient way to eliminate germs and bacteria that can accumulate on your aligners over time. They contain safe, non-toxic compounds that prevent discolouration, staining, and odours.

When dissolved in water, these Invisalign cleaning crystals will kill bacteria growing on your aligners. By removing the bacteria, plaque buildup will be reduced, and your aligners will remain clean and hygienic throughout your orthodontic treatment. Regularly using these cleaning crystals allows you to maintain the cleanliness of your aligners and promote oral health.

Why should I use Invisalign cleaning crystals?

Here are some reasons why you should use Invisalign cleaning crystals to sanitize your aligners regularly:

  • Cleaning helps to reduce and prevent staining
  • Prevents the buildup of plaque on your aligners
  • Reduces the amount of bacteria, which can lead to health issues like gum disease
  • Helps you maintain an oral hygiene routine, which can keep your teeth bright and shiny
  • Prevents bad breath caused by food debris and bacteria

How often should I clean my Invisalign with crystals?

To help keep your clear aligners fresh and clean, you should clean them once or twice a day. Remember to brush your aligners whenever you take them out of your mouth. If your aligners fall on the ground or onto a potentially dirty or contaminated surface, you will need to clean them thoroughly. Keeping your Invisalign clear aligners clean can help ensure they stay hygienic throughout your treatment.

How To Use Cleaning Crystals for Invisalign

Here we share some easy-to-follow steps on how to use Invisalign cleaning crystals:

  1. Rinse your aligners in lukewarm water to remove debris
  2. Fill your Invisalign cleaning cup with lukewarm water
  3. Empty the packet of crystals into the cup
  4. Submerge your aligners in the solution
  5. Let them soak for about 15 minutes
  6. Take the aligners out of the cup
  7. Rinse your aligners in lukewarm water to remove any crystals
  8. Brush your aligners under lukewarm water to clear away any remaining debris
  9. Fully dry your aligners
  10. They are now ready to wear

Invisalign Cleaning Crystals FAQs

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Invisalign cleaning crystals.

What can I use to clean Invisalign retainers?

You can use Invisalign cleaning crystals to clean your clear aligners. This product is designed to clean your Invisalign trays without damaging them.

How do Invisalign cleaning crystals work?

When the Invisalign cleaning crystals are dissolved in water, they effectively eliminate the bacteria that can accumulate on your aligners. This process aids in the removal of plaque buildup, ensuring that your aligners remain clean and hygienic throughout your treatment. Regular use of these crystals helps maintain the cleanliness of your aligners and promotes good oral health.

What are Invisalign cleaning crystals made of?

Invisalign cleaning crystals contain ingredients such as Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Sodium Dichlorosocyanurate, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

Are Invisalign cleaning crystals toxic?

Invisalign cleaning crystals are a safe, non-toxic way to clean your aligners. The compounds within the crystals are designed to remove plaque and bacteria while reducing stains safely.

How long should I soak Invisalign in cleaning crystals?

You should soak your Invisalign clear aligners for about 15 minutes.

Invisalign Treatment at Guildford Orthodontic Centre

Invisalign treatment is designed to help you gradually straighten your teeth without wires and brackets using clear, customized, removable aligners. These aligners are clear and discreet, so casual observers will be hard-pressed to see that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Many patients find that the convenience of Invisalign barely affects their day-to-day lives. You can take your aligners out whenever you need to eat, drink, brush, and floss, so you can go about your normal day without changing your eating habits or oral hygiene routine.

Are you ready to start your journey to a straighter smile? Contact our Surrey orthodontists to request a consultation today.

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