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Now you’ve got your Invisalign invisible braces, how do you clean them and take care of them to make sure they continue to perform perfectly? They’ve very different to braces and not so different to retainers, so what is the proper cleaning method to make sure you get the best out of your Invisalign treatment? Well, we’re going to show you how!

How to clean Invisalign invisible braces - Down House Dental Practice in Steyning SussexClean them in the morning

You should wear your Invisalign at night, and when you wake up in the morning you should also remove them to clean both them and your teeth thoroughly. Do this before and after you have breakfast, as bacteria and saliva can build up in your aligners overnight. It’s important we don’t incubate these bacteria by not cleaning our teeth or aligners in the morning, as the hot and wet environment of your mouth is perfection for bacteria breeding, so make sure you clean them as soon as you wake up.

Rinse and clean your Invisalign regularly

Make sure you rinse your aligners with clean water whenever you take them out. If you don’t, then dry saliva and plaque can build-up inside the invisible braces and produce a foul smell! They can also form a sort of visible ‘crust’ that mars the appearance of these discreet braces and possibly lead to them cracking. Bacteria could also continue to grow in the damp parts of aligner where saliva is left to fester, threatening a foul taste and bad breath! Set aside a toothbrush with soft bristles specifically to brush your trays. Rinse them and brush them gently and regularly using an unperfumed soap to help remove this kind of build-up.

Soak them every day

Soak your Invisalign aligners daily in either a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals. Using your pre-selected toothbrush, you’ve set aside for your aligners, brush them after their soak to remove any residual plaque and particles. Rinse them with clean water again before wearing them. Don’t clean them with toothpaste as this can actually damage them and lead to them cracking. Use a denture cleaner or a gentle soap to maintain the plastic’s integrity.

Take care of your teeth

Invisalign are removable, which is one of their biggest benefits, so you can remove them to eat and brush your teeth properly. Remove your aligners to eat and then brush your teeth before replacing them back in your mouth. You don’t want to trap food particles and saliva against your teeth, because saliva breaks down these particles and attracts bacteria that will eat away at your enamel. If you do this, you run the risk of developing gum disease, cavities, and cracking and discolouring your aligners.

Take your aligners out when you eat and drink

Drinking water while wearing your Invisalign invisible braces is fine, but your aligners weren’t made for chewing and eating with. They can be damaged and cracked if you put them under the impact of repeated chewing and biting. Also, food and drink particles that would usually stain the teeth (such as coffee and tea) will readily stain your invisible braces and therefore make them a lot less discreet than before!

If you require any advice on your Invisalign treatment or would like to find out more about our invisible braces in Steyning, then enquire online or speak to a member of our team to book your initial consultation!

Why Choose Down House Dental Practice for Invisalign?


Experienced Providers

Our skilled dental professionals specialise in Invisalign treatments, ensuring expertise and precision.

Customised Treatment:

We create personalised Invisalign plans tailored to your unique needs and smile goals.

Reasonable Pricing

Our Invisalign Lite treatment starts from just £4,750, making it accessible for a wide range of patients.

Transparent Fees

We believe in clear and upfront pricing, so you know the cost of your treatment without surprises.

Advanced Technology

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology, ensuring accuracy and comfort during Invisalign treatment.

Comfortable and Discreet

Invisalign offers a comfortable, virtually invisible orthodontic solution for a more confident smile.

Comprehensive Care

We provide a full range of dental services, ensuring all aspects of your oral health are covered.

Patient-Centred Approach

Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We take the time to address your concerns and ensure a pleasant experience.
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What Our Patients Say

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Lucy MacDonald
Lucy MacDonald
Highly recommended this Practice. They are great with my kids and have been looking after us as a family for almost 10 years now. Had my first hygienist appointment yesterday and I was very impressed. Professional, kind and flexible Practice with great staff.
whp Jesse
whp Jesse
The dentist and dental nurse were very helpful, friendly and efficient.
Stephanie Grant
Stephanie Grant
I can't speak highly enough of Down House dental practice. The whole staff is excellent and I have had brilliant treatment there.
Pete Evans
Pete Evans
Had nothing but positive experiences. Learned more about dental hygiene here than any of the previous practises I've been to.
Katie Mason
Katie Mason
This review is for Tesh the hygenist. I honestly can't recommend Tesh more highly. He is incredibly thorough and clearly knows what he's doing. Tesh is so good I have upped the amount of times I see him to every four months rather than every six. He keeps detailed notes of every visit so he can carefully track how I'm doing and help me target specific areas of concern. As I am getting older keeping my gums healthy becomes more important as I really want to keep as many teeth as possible in old age! Tesh is always upbeat, very encouraging and also keen to know how I and my family are doing.
Steve Handerer
Steve Handerer
Good dentist, well organised. Dental plan helps with cost.
Nigel Abbott
Nigel Abbott
Needed an emergency appointment, ,managed to get me seen and sorted within 2hrs, excellent service, very professional staff, fees very reasonable, all in all a pleasant experience under the circumstances
Graham Cooper
Graham Cooper
Dr Ali was very good with giving me advice about my tretment for a broken tooth. I would recommend him as a dentist.

How to Find Us in Steyning, Sussex

We are conveniently located at 📍17 Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3YB📍You can access our expert dental services by car or by  public transportation with ease.

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