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Your Invisalign® aligner can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted, but that’s only the case if you take good care of it. This is why Dr. Haleh Karimian and our orthodontic team strongly encourage you to do everything you can to keep your aligner in pristine condition. To help you do so, we have some helpful tips.

Tip No. 1: When you remove your aligner, rinse it under running water. This will wash away the saliva that is on the appliance and help you prevent bacteria growth. When you’re cleaning the appliance, put it in a cup of cleaner, like a denture solution or the official Invisalign cleaning crystals. Let the aligner soak for the amount of time listed on the cleanser package.

Tip No. 2: Clean your smile before you put the aligner back in your mouth, even if you just took the aligner out to eat a snack. You can clean your teeth and gums by brushing, flossing, and rinsing. This is important because if you put the aligner on a dirty smile, the bacteria will be wedged between your teeth and the aligner all day which can create dental issues.

Tip No. 3: Rinse your aligner with clear antibacterial soap throughout the day. This can inexpensively keep your appliance fresh, clean, and free from bacteria.

Would you like to know more about how to care for your Invisalign aligner? Well, our orthodontic team at Cosmo Dental Office in Morgan Hill, California, is always here to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions, so please call our office at 408-779-9393 today. We look forward to your phone call!