I been looking this up for many weeks, and my invisalign "trays" have a foul smell and I began to see white "blobs" on them. I heard you can use a toothbrush(without toothpase) to clean it, but i tried that and it didnt work. I know there are crystals but there to pricy, and advice?
How Can I Clean Invisalign?
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Cleaning invisalign Trays
Yes those trays can get pretty yucky if you don't clean them properly even after a couple of weeks and especially if you drink or eat with them in at all. Use a toothbrush and toothpaste. Some suggest a little soapy water an then rinse well. A little dilute bleach is good too. Finally, you can also try denture cleaner.
Easiest Cleaner for Invisalign Trays!
I learned this in dental school...we used this really neat and cheap method to keep dentures and now Invisalign trays clean. What do we use for white clothes moms? We use bleach...yes and that works for Invisalign trays too! At night, after you have cleaned your trays with your toothbrush/toothpaste, mix a small amount of bleach in a small amount of water and drop in the trays for no more than 30 seconds. Voila! you will see all your stains lift. Your trays will feel so good when you put them back in your mouth. This is OK to do every couple of days. Enjoy!
Cleaning invisalign trays
Normal invisalign use is 2 weeks and they should really not get dirty. Daily rinsing and brushing the trays would be best although as you stated they do have crystals to purchase.
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Invisalign trays are only used for 2 weeks each
Since the trays are only used for 2 weeks, they normally don't get too "dingey". Simple scrubbing with toothpaste is normally enough.
How to clean Invisalign
If you take care to CLEAN your trays DAILY with a toothbrush and mild dish detergent, AND be sure to brush your teeth after every meal before re-inserting your trays, they should stay clean. As you seem to know, there is a soaking solution available thru Invisalign, as well, but if you follow the above, you should not need it. I assume you are talking about your aligners, and not your retainers!
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