New To Using Invisalign Aligners? Healthy Habits To Build For Treatment Success

Going on the Invisalign Journey is choosing to have a great smile and straighter teeth without the hassle of metal braces. One of the advantages of the Invisalign treatment in Dubai is that it doesn’t have to interfere with your everyday life. You can keep eating and drinking whatever you want without compromising your treatment. 

In order to make the most out of your treatment, it’s important to build good habits that can help ensure its success. Here are some best practices to consider in order to guarantee great results. 

Only take your aligners out for eating, drinking, and cleaning

Just because they’re easy to remove doesn’t mean they should be removed often. To stay on top of your treatment plan, aligners should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours everyday. s. They can be worn while drinking water but should be removed for any other beverage because they can cause staining. 

If you don’t wear them for the recommended duration, your treatment could take longer than what was originally projected by our orthodontists in Dubai

Keep your teeth extra clean 

When eating or drinking, aligners should be taken off to avoid damaging and staining them. After eating, it’s important to uphold good oral hygiene because food particles that get stuck between your teeth can mix with your saliva and create plaque. When you wear your aligners without cleaning your teeth, the plaque gets trapped under the aligners. This can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease

Brushing or flossing your teeth after meals is a great way to keep your teeth healthy during your Invisalign treatment.

Create a mini travel kit

When wearing your aligners, it’s important to make sure to brush your teeth after every meal to prevent food particles from getting stuck between your teeth and aligners. To make sure you don’t forget, carry a mini travel kit containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss. 

Even if you’re just going for brunch, your kit can be convenient to carry around so you can easily maintain the habit of cleaning your teeth after meals.  

Clean your aligners

Just like your teeth, you should also make sure your aligners are clean. They should be cleaned twice a day, ideally once in the morning and once in the evening. You can brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush, soak them in water, or use an ultrasonic cleaner with aligner tablets. Avoid using toothpaste or colored soap as these can damage or stain your aligners. 

Avoid fiddling with your aligners

While you’re still new to wearing your aligners, you may often find it tempting to play with them. This should definitely be avoided for two very important reasons. First, there’s a possibility that you’re transferring bacteria and viruses from unclean hands to the mouth. And second, playing with your the aligners can weaken and distort their form, and affect how well they fit on your teeth. In rare circumstances, this can even cause the impacted teeth to become mobile or loose.


Invisalign Center’s expert orthodontists in Dubai will be able to give you the best advice on how to successfully complete your treatment. With so many technological advances in dentistry, there’s no time like today to start the journey towards a beautiful smile. Contact the Invisalign Center today and book a consultation, for every new smile we create we plant one tree.