Undergoing Invisalign? Here’s What to Do With Your Cleaning Crystals

November 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — nelsondentalcare @ 6:17 pm
Invisalign aligners next to package of cleaning crystals

As one of the most popular orthodontic treatments out there, Invisalign can help improve your smile while allowing you to enjoy more freedom during the process. For instance, you’ll be able to feel comfortable showing off your pearly whites and eating your favorite meals as long as you remove your aligners beforehand. However, you’ll also need to ensure your trays remain clean throughout your progress, which is where your cleaning crystals come into play! Keep reading to learn the right way to use them.

What Are Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

Made from Invisalign, these cleaning crystals are specifically designed for performing a deep cleaning of your clear aligners and disinfecting them as well as your retainers. The ingredients are meant to eliminate harmful bacteria that could potentially accumulate on the trays and remove plaque so that they remain clean and fresh. By soaking your aligners in the cleaning crystals as directed, you’ll be able to ensure a bacteria-free and dazzling grin.

The Steps for Using Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

If you want to give your Invisalign trays a more thorough cleansing, here’s a brief guide on the process of using your cleaning crystals:

  1. Take out your aligners and rinse them thoroughly with clean water.
  2. Place your clear aligners in a small container of warm (not hot) water.
  3. Add one of the packets of cleaning crystals into the container.
  4. Carefully shake or swirl the container to dissolve the material.
  5. Allow your Invisalign trays to soak in the water for around 15 minutes.
  6. Take your aligners out from the container, rinse them thoroughly with water, and then carefully put them back in your mouth.

When Should You Use the Cleaning Crystals?

Once you begin the Invisalign process, you’ll be provided with a welcome kit that contains various essential items, including several packets of cleaning crystals. This should be an appropriate amount for your entire treatment, as you’ll have multiple ways of keeping your trays clean. One of the best ways to keep your aligners fresh is to avoid dark-pigmented foods and drinks, like coffee and soda. But if you think you need to deep clean your trays, feel free to soak them in the crystals.

With cleaning crystals, you can be sure to enjoy a dazzling smile while straightening your pearly whites. And if you think you need additional packets, simply ask your dental team to order some more for you!

About the Author

Dr. James Nelson is proud to provide essential dental care for improving his patients’ smiles and oral health. He graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and is a member of several organizations, including the American Dental Association. He also offers Invisalign to help straighten teeth to create the perfect grin. If you wish to schedule a consultation, visit his website or call him at 504-887-3311.