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Ft. Lauderdale FL Orthodontist Gives 5 Tips to Clean Your Invisalign Trays

ft lauderdale fl orthodontist cleaning invisalign traysInvisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment because the clear, removable trays allow for your smile to straighten beautifully without the hassle of traditional braces. However, our Ft. Lauderdale FL orthodontist reminds you that Invisalign trays require some maintenance as well! If you do not regularly clean your trays they can become discolored or develop a foul odor. Read on for tips to keep your trays clean and bright!

Our Ft. Lauderdale FL Orthodontist Reminds You to Brush Regularly with Invisalign

#1 – Brush & Floss Your Teeth

The number one oral hygiene tip to remember from our Ft. Lauderdale FL orthodontist while wearing Invisalign is to continue to brush and floss your teeth. It is important to brush and floss after every meal because any debris left behind will be trapped by your trays once you put them back on. If sugars and bacteria are trapped, the likelihood of developing cavities throughout treatment will increase.

#2 – Remove & Rinse Your Aligners

Brushing and rinsing your aligners before putting them back in after meals is also recommended. You can brush out your aligners just like your teeth with your toothbrush and toothpaste. Some toothpastes, such as whitening solutions, may be too abrasive and cause streaking in your aligners. If this occurs our orthodontist in Ft. Lauderdale recommends switching to a different toothpaste.

#3 – Stick to Water

When wearing your trays be sure to not eat or drink anything except for water. Food and beverages will stain your trays. Trapped food particles are often responsible for smelly trays as well.

Try These Tips from Our Ft. Lauderdale FL Orthodontist to Keep Your Invisalign Trays Bacteria-Free

#4 – Denture & Retainer Cleaners

Efferdent, Polident, and Retainer Brite are all examples of denture or retainer cleaners that you can use while you have your trays out during meals. Soak your aligners in the cleaning mixtures for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse out remaining particles before you reinsert them.

#5 – Antibacterial Liquid Soap

A simple, cost-effective cleaning strategy is simply hand washing your aligners with liquid soap. Dish or hand soap will work, but our Ft. Lauderdale FL orthodontist recommends you opt for a clear soap to avoid staining from a colored alternative.

For more ideas about how to best clean your Invisalign trays call our orthodontist in Ft. Lauderdale! Our staff at our Ft. Lauderdale FL Fox Braces & Invisalign is happy to offer more suggestions to keep your smile bright throughout your Invisalign treatment.

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  • “Dr. Fox is cool. I recently had my braces placed with him mid April and I was very satisfied at how thorough he was in explaining how my treatment would be. At the end of the appointment he gave me a list of the do's and don'ts in wearing braces which I found to be very helpful. Most of all, I am happy to notice the difference that wearing the braces has made in just a few weeks. Highly recommended.”
    - Marcos G.

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  • “My dentist told my mother that I needed to visit Dr. Fox, an orthodontist. Dr. Fox said I had a crossbite. To everyone’s surprise, my crossbite was almost gone after 28 days. I am glad I followed the rules of brushing my teeth and followed Dr. Fox’s No-No list of what I could and could not eat with braces.”
    - Jason E.

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  • “Before I got braces I thought it was going to be horrible. It turned out it didn’t hurt and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and now I have a great new smile. Thanks Dr. Fox and friends!”
    - Charlie H.

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  • “I started with a tooth that wouldn’t come down. Dr. Fox and his staff have helped me with my teeth. I liked the neon retainer and I love having braces. My tooth is almost down. I enjoyed every visit I have had. Your staff is great. Thank you for all your help!”
    - Ashley B.

    best miami fl orthodontist
  • “Dr. Fox is cool. I recently had my braces placed with him mid April and I was very satisfied at how thorough he was in explaining how my treatment would be. At the end of the appointment he gave me a list of the do's and don'ts in wearing braces which I found to be very helpful. Most of all, I am happy to notice the difference that wearing the braces has made in just a few weeks. Highly recommended.”

    - Marcos G.

    best ft lauderdale fl orthodontist
  • “My dentist told my mother that I needed to visit Dr. Fox, an orthodontist. Dr. Fox said I had a crossbite. To everyone’s surprise, my crossbite was almost gone after 28 days. I am glad I followed the rules of brushing my teeth and followed Dr. Fox’s No-No list of what I could and could not eat with braces.”

    - Jason E.

    best miami fl orthodontist
  • “Before I got braces I thought it was going to be horrible. It turned out it didn’t hurt and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and now I have a great new smile. Thanks Dr. Fox and friends!”

    - Charlie H.

    best miami fl orthodontist
  • “I started with a tooth that wouldn’t come down. Dr. Fox and his staff have helped me with my teeth. I liked the neon retainer and I love having braces. My tooth is almost down. I enjoyed every visit I have had. Your staff is great. Thank you for all your help!”

    - Ashley B.

    best miami fl orthodontist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Fox Braces & Invisalign. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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