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How to Use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

Invisalign with cleaning crystals

Invisalign treatment is a kind of orthodontic treatment that realigns and straightens teeth without the use of metal braces. The treatment involves wearing custom-made clear plastic aligners that shift your teeth to the proper position.

To give you the optimal experience they have to be cared for properly. Invisalign is worn 22 hours a day. This means the system requires proper cleaning and care.

What Are Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

Invisalign cleaning crystals are a specially designed solution created by the Invisalign brand to enhance the cleaning process for your Invisalign aligners. These cleaning crystals provide a quick and effective way to eliminate germs and bacteria that can accumulate on your aligners over time.

When dissolved in water, the Invisalign cleaning crystals work to kill the bacteria that can grow on your aligners. This helps in removing plaque buildup and ensures that your aligners remain clean and hygienic throughout your treatment. By using these cleaning crystals regularly, you can maintain the cleanliness of your aligners and promote oral health.

The Invisalign cleaning crystals are formulated with safe compounds that effectively prevent discoloration, staining, and odors. This ensures that your aligners not only remain free from harmful bacteria but also stay aesthetically pleasing. By incorporating these crystals into your cleaning routine, you can keep your aligners fresh, clear, and odor-free.

Why use Invisalign cleaning crystals?

  • Sanitize the system during regular use
  • Cleaning your aligners keeps them invisible. Using Invisalign over braces gives you the advantage of subtlety. Regular cleaning helps maintain this advantage
  • Food particles can get stuck in your retainers. This can cause bacteria to spread. Cleaning Invisalign helps to kill bacteria that get trapped in the crevices
  • Prevents the development of plaque on your aligners
  • If bacteria spread in your mouth you are also prone to gum disease. Cleaning crystals help protect you from these
  • Keeps your teeth bright and gives you a dazzling smile
  • Aligners get stained if you don’t clean them. Invisalign cleaning crystals keep them transparent and bright
  • Prevent bad breath from buildup of food debris and keeps mouth smelling fresh

How To Use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

Invisalign Cleaning Crystals Instructions:

  1. Pre-rinse your aligner with lukewarm water to remove leftover food debris
  2. Fill your Invisalign cleaning cup with lukewarm water to fully submerge your aligners
  3. Empty the packet of crystals into the cup
  4. Place the aligners in the solution
  5. Let them soak for about 15 minutes and then remove them
  6. Take the aligners out of the cup
  7. Rinse them with lukewarm water properly, so that no crystals are stuck on the aligners
  8. Take a soft toothbrush, brush and rinse the aligners under tap water to remove any debris still stuck to them
  9. Give a final rinse in warm water
  10. Dry them
  11. Place them in the case to dry.

They are now ready to wear.

Some general tips to keep aligners clean

  • Clean Invisalign twice a day. In the morning before you put them on and in the evening after you take them off. This will help prevent the buildup of germs and bacteria.
  • Another tip to cleaning Invisalign is to take your retainers off before eating. Otherwise, the food and beverages you consume can stain and damage your aligners. It is possible that food particles get stuck in your trays like they would in your teeth. Overtime these particles can transfer to your gums and teeth leading to the buildup of plaque. If left unattended this plaque can harden and become tartar. If you don’t get a professional’s help to remove tartar you could develop gingivitis. This can deteriorate your gum health over time. Instead of dealing with this hassle, make sure to remove your trays while eating or drinking.
  • Make sure you keep your trays in a case when not in use. This will protect them from damage and keep them safe from bacteria.
  • Add flossing to your brushing routine for extra oral care. This will help keep your teeth clean and your aligners clear and bright.
  • Another good way to keep your aligners clean is to soak them. This protects them from E. Coli, Candida, Strep, and Staph.

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8 Braces Cleaning Tips for Healthy Teeth & Bright Smile

Now you know all about Invisalign care! Keep those aligners clean without stress or hassle.


  1. How do invisalign cleaning crystals work?

    When the Invisalign cleaning crystals are dissolved in water, they effectively eliminate the bacteria that can accumulate on your aligners. This process aids in the removal of plaque buildup, ensuring that your aligners remain clean and hygienic throughout your treatment. Regular use of these crystals helps maintain the cleanliness of your aligners and promotes good oral health.

  2. How often should I clean my invisalign with crystals?

    It’s recommended to clean them daily, preferably twice, to prevent discoloration and unpleasant smells. Remember to brush or rinse your aligners every time you take them out. If you accidentally drop or misplace your aligners, it’s important to clean them thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth. By following these steps, you can ensure that your aligners stay clean and hygienic throughout your treatment.

  3. What can i use to clean invisalign retainers?

    You can use Invisalign cleaning crystals to clean your invisalign trays

  4. What is in invisalign cleaning crystals?

    Invisalign cleaning crystals contain ingredients such as Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Sodium Dichlorosocyanurate, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

  5. How long to soak invisalign in cleaning crystals?

    15 Minutes

  6. Are invisalign cleaning crystals toxic?

    Invisalign Cleaning Crystals are completely safe and specifically designed to clean clear aligners and retainers. They are made of non-toxic materials that effectively eliminate bacteria and dissolve plaque. These crystals have been clinically proven to keep your aligners clean, minimize discoloration, and prevent staining.

  7. Where to buy invisalign cleaning crystals?

    You can purchase invisalign cleaning crystals at local dental supply stores or online. They are available in packs of 2, one has 50 crystals and the other comes with the cleaning cup.

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