How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners

Caring for your aligners is important!

They may be less of a hassle than braces, but Invisalign® clear aligners still require maintenance in order to continue delivering smile-perfecting results. Therefore, proper care of your Invisalign® aligners is the key to smile success!

Getting Started

The only thing more exciting than getting that first set of Invisalign® aligners is finally completing treatment and enjoying your new smile. To help your treatments go as smoothly as possible Straighten Up Orthodontics has assembled a short how-to guide on caring for and maintaining your Invisalign® clear aligners.

Cleaning Your Invisalign® Aligners

Keeping your Invisalign® aligners clean helps to maintain the durability of the material and is an essential part of maintaining your oral health. Here are a few tips on cleaning your clear aligners:

Things to Avoid While Wearing Invisalign® Aligners

To protect your investment in Invisalign® aligners, here are a few things you should avoid while wearing your aligners:


Before eating, remove your Invisalign® aligners. Clear aligners can be stained by certain foods and also accumulate odors.


Water is okay, but you should avoid drinking sugary and/or dark-colored beverages while wearing your aligners.

Activities to Avoid

Unless you have a specially fitted mouthguard, you should avoid activities where you may be hit in the face, such as:

Don’t Leave Your Aligners in a Hot Car

While it remains to be seen whether leaving clear aligners in a hot car can have an adverse effect, it’s probably a good idea to not risk warping your clear aligners by leaving them in a hot car or around heat sources for prolonged periods of time.

Schedule a Free Orthodontic Consultation

Come meet the team and explore your orthodontic treatment options during a free, no-obligation consultation at our practice in Silver Spring, Maryland. To get started, simply call us at 301-879-1607, or reach us through our easy online contact form. You can also send us an email at straightenuportho@gmail.com.