Are you undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign and having trouble keeping them, well, “invisible?” Here at Akavan Orthodontics which serves Van Nuys CA and surrounding areas, we recommend that our patients remove their aligners for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, which is the perfect time to clean them! Here are four different Invisalign cleaning methods to consider:

4 Ways to Properly Clean Your Invisalign

  1. The Invisalign cleaning system. Designed by Invisalign®, this cleaning system helps remove plaque within 15 minutes and keeps your aligners odor-free and clear.
  2. Denture cleaning products. While you eat you can soak your aligners in denture cleaner (one aligner per one tablet of denture cleaner). This should be done twice a day for approximately one hour.
  3. Baking soda. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1/2 cup of water, and then soak your aligners in it for about an hour for an easy and affordable cleaning method. This should also be done twice a day.
  4. Brushing your aligners. With a toothbrush and toothpaste brush your aligners, this will help keep them fresh and clean of any particles.

Here at Akavan Orthodontics near Van Nuys CA we want to help you keep your aligners clean so that you can straighten your teeth invisibly. If you have any questions regarding your Invisalign care don’t hesitate to contact us. And as always, remember to rinse before putting your aligners back in your mouth. Keep smiling!


Dr. Nooshi Akavan and the team at Akavan Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, braces and/or clear braces in Tarzana, Encino, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Calabassas, or Los Angeles, CA, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Akavan, contact Akavan Orthodontics at: 818.345.9601