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A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — bluecoast @ 4:51 pm
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Over the past few years, Invisalign has become one of the most popular orthodontic treatments – and it’s easy to see why! The clear aligners allow you to discreetly and comfortably get the straight smile you’ve always wanted. If you recently started your journey, you may not know what to do if your trays are looking a bit yellow or discolored. Well, you can use your Invisalign cleaning crystals to give them a deeper clean! Read on for a brief guide on how to use them properly.

What Are Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

Designed by Invisalign itself, the Invisalign cleaning crystals are meant for thorough cleaning and disinfecting of clear aligners and retainers. They’re specially formulated to kill bacteria growing on the aligners, removing any plaque to keep them fresh and clean. You can soak your aligners in the cleaning crystals as instructed for a fresh and sparkling smile.

How to Use Your Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

Want to give your aligners a deeper clean? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use your Invisalign cleaning crystals:

  • Step 1: Remove your aligners and rinse them with clean water.
  • Step 2: Carefully place your aligners in a container with warm water.
  • Step 3: Add a packet of cleaning crystals to the water.
  • Step 4: Gently shake the container to dissolve the crystals.
  • Step 5: Let your aligners soak in the water for at least 15 minutes.
  • Step 6: Remove your aligners from the container, rinse them with clean water, and place them back in your mouth.

When Should You Use Your Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

When you start Invisalign, you’ll receive a welcome kit that contains a few packets of cleaning crystals. That should be all you need throughout your entire treatment, especially since you can keep your aligners clean in other ways. If you avoid drinking soda, wine, and coffee with your trays in, you can keep them in pristine condition for a long time.

Of course, you may still end up needing to use the cleaning crystals at some point in your treatment. If you need more packets of cleaning crystals, you can always ask your dental team about ordering more. It’s best to avoid using a denture cleaner, mouthwash, or any other cleaning solution without consulting with your dentist first.

About the Practice

At Blue Coast Dental Group, we’re passionate about helping our patients enjoy their healthiest and most beautiful smiles. Our practice offers a wide range of services to ensure you have everything you need in one location for optimal oral health. If you have any questions about Invisalign cleaning crystals, or if you need to get more, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can reach a team member via our website or call (310) 424-3100.

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