There’s nothing more exciting than a brand new set of Invisalign in Leicester aligners. Sparkly and clean, glint and gleam in the sunlight. However, Invisalign can very quickly tire and dull if they aren’t taken care of correctly. That’s why we here at Smile Care Dental have put together a whole list of how best to take care of your brand new aligners. Keep reading to find all the sneaky hints and tips.


Aligners can very quickly gather bad bugs and bacteria if they aren’t regularly and correctly deep cleaned. Nobody wants a germ covered plastic tray sitting flush to their teeth and gums. So how best to clean them? Well, there are a few little things to look out for: firstly don’t use any products that have got toxins in them, your aligners are precious and the wrong product could end up causing accidental damage, look for products with natural ingredients. Secondly, don’t use any colours in the product, toothpastes and soaps with colour could end up altering the colour of your aligner which wouldn’t be ideal and could make your teeth look a funny colour. Thirdly: Do not eat and drink anything other than water when wearing your aligners, all food and drinks could either cause damage or could end up again altering the colour of the Invisalign in Leicester themselves.

Make sure you are cleaning your Invisalign in Lecister at least once a day. We would recommend cleaning them twice: once after breakfast and then again before you go to bed. Cleaning is so important as the aligners can so easily and quickly become a hotbed for germs and bacteria to multiply. And this multiplication can then go on to cause serious dental conditions like gum disease and tooth decay.

Top Tips

We at Smile Care Dental would highly recommend you invest in more than one hardshell case for your aligners, so you can carry one with you on the move but also know you always have one at home as a backup. The case will not only keep your aligners safer when you aren’t wearing them but also helps keep germs and bacteria off them.

Invest in a cleaning solution for shine. Invisalign cleaning crystals or other products such as retainer brite etc all work really well at further removing germs and bacteria but also give the aligners back any shine they might have lost through wear and tear. We all know the major benefit of Invisalign is that they are very much clear to the naked eye and so want to ensure patients feel the benefits as much as possible.

Keep on top of your overall hygiene. When patients get Invisalign it’s more important than ever to keep teeth and gums healthy. There would be nothing worse than finally completing your aligner treatment and then being left with decay or gum disease. Keeping on top of your oral hygiene will help prevent this from happening.

If you would like any more information on Invisalign or the benefits then do contact the practice, one of the team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.