Caring for Invisalign retainers is easier than handling bulky traditional braces. They are inconspicuous, light and removable. This means that you can brush and floss regularly while also enjoying your favourite foods. But how exactly do you care for your Invisalign retainers? Here’s what you should know.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is essential when using Invisalign treatment. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and use the same routine for your retainers. Use your toothbrush to gently clean the retainers and avoid using hot water as it can warp the plastic.
Apart from your regular brushing routines, you should also soak your retainers in an Invisalign cleaning solution. Once they are done soaking, rinse properly with running water then slip them back into your mouth. Avoid using mouthwash as it can stain the retainers.
Always remove your retainers before eating or drinking as food particles can easily stick, stain or damage them. You should also store your retainers somewhere safe and dry to prevent bacteria build-up. Avoid leaving them out in the open where they can get damaged.
Have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to your dentist.