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A Quick Guide on Using Your Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

May 31, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — atriumfamily @ 8:25 pm
Invisalign trays, case, box, and cleaning crystals

Your Invisalign welcome kit will come with a few exciting goodies, including a few packets of cleaning crystals. However, most don’t have instructions on the back. As a result, you might be wondering how to use them (and how often!). If that’s the case, then read on for a quick guide on how to use your Invisalign cleaning crystals.

How To Use Your Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

Fortunately, using your Invisalign cleaning crystals is quite easy and will only take a few minutes of your time. Here’s a quick overview:

  • Step 1: Fill a clean container with clean, lukewarm water
  • Step 2: Pour a packet of cleaning crystals into the container
  • Step 3: Place your aligners in the mixture
  • Step 4: Gently shake the container so the crystals start to dissolve
  • Step 5: Allow your aligners to soak for 15 minutes

After the 15 minutes are up, carefully remove your aligners, rinse them with clean, cool water, and put them back on.

5 Habits That Will Help Prevent Stubborn Stains

If you take good care of your Invisalign aligners, you should only have to use the cleaning crystals on an as-needed basis, like if you have to wear your current ones for a bit longer than anticipated. If you’re having a hard time preventing stubborn stains from surfacing, then it’s a good idea to go back to the basics. That includes:

  • Taking your aligners out before drinking anything other than water, including coffee
  • Rinsing your trays with clean, cool water when you take them out
  • Brushing your aligners after each meal with a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Completing your oral hygiene regimen after each meal and snack
  • Drinking plenty of water throughout the day

Of course, you shouldn’t hesitate to reach out to your dental team with any questions you have as well. Remember, they are there to be a resource for you so your entire teeth-straightening experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible!

About the Practice

For our team at Atrium Family Dental, providing exceptional care means going above and beyond for each and every patient. That’s why our certified Invisalign provider meets with each person one-on-one during the consultation, provides custom treatment plans, and happily answers any questions that come up along the way, including how to keep the aligners clean and clear. If you are ready to schedule your first appointment, then visit our website or call (815) 462-9990.

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