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How to clean clear aligner? Can I clean invisalign/clear aligners with toothpaste? Dentapolitan Oral and Dental Health Hospitals in Turkey, Istanbul

How to clean clear aligner?can I clean invisalign with toothpaste? in turkey, istanbul

Can clear aligners be cleaned with toothpaste?

Toothpaste should not be used while cleaning clear aligners. The abrasive substances in toothpaste can damage the plaque surface and disrupt the transparency of the plaque.

How to clean clear aligners/invisalign?

Clear aligners should be worn for a minimum of 22 hours. This may be the accumulation of bacteria on the plaque over a long period of time. Plaque cleaning should be done with a brush and plenty of water. Clear aligners, which need to be removed for a maximum of 2-4 hours during the day, are much easier to clean compared to standard braces.

What you need to know about clear aligners cleaning:

  • To ensure clear plaque cleaning, the first thing to do is to brush the teeth and then wear clear aligners.
  • When cleaning the clear aligners after it is removed from the mouth, it is sufficient to use a soft-tipped brush and only water.
  • Toothpaste should not be applied to the brush while cleaning clear aligners.The abrasive substances contained in the paste may cause micro-damage to the transparent plate used during Invisalign treatment.
  • After the clear aligners is removed from the mouth, it should be placed in its protective container without being left exposed. Expose the exposed clear plate to bacteria.
  • It is useful to rinse invisalign removed from its container with water before reinserting it.
  • At night, saliva secretion is less than during the day. This causes an increase in oral bacteria. You should clean the bacteria accumulated in plaque and teeth from night to morning.
  • You should get rid of bacteria by brushing your invisalign without paste and brushing your teeth with paste after flossing.

What should not clear aligners be cleaned with?

For orthodontic problems and cleaning of clear aligners used in Invisalign treatment:

  • Hard bristle toothbrushes
  • Denture cleaners,
  • Alcohol-containing mouthwashes,
  • Hard and scented soaps that foam abundantly,
  • Toothpaste should not be used.

Hard-tipped brushes and such substances containing strong chemicals can cause staining, damage and structural deterioration on clear aligners. The clear aligners are usually replaced with new clear aligners every 15 days. Despite this, invisalign should not be damaged during cleaning.

How often should clear aligners be cleaned?

Clear aligners must be cleaned every day. Invisalign should be washed with water at least twice a day and brushed with a soft-tipped brush.

Can clear aligners be washed off with liquid soap?

When cleaning your aligners during Invisalign treatment, it is sufficient to use only water and a soft bristle brush. In rare cases, low-foaming liquid soap can also be used. We recommend that you consult our dentists before using soap for cleaning at our oral and dental health hospitals in Turkey, Istanbul and Ankara. .