How to Clean Invisalign Trays or Retainers (Video)


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4 Responses

  1. Justin says:

    My retainers are relatively yellow-ish and the back teeth part of the retainers appear in a slightly dark color. Is the dark color because of the filling I have done for cavities?

    Also, this is the first time I have heard of Polident. Will the Polident be able to completely or largely remove the yellow on my retainers?

    Thank you.

    • MBO says:

      Discoloration from the retainers​ can be caused from various sources – debris from leftover food particles, eating or drinking with the retainers on, build of calcium in the saliva and bacteria buildup and not regularly cleaning the retainers. Dental fillings do not discolor retainers and should not bleed in color.
      Polident is a brand of effervescent denture cleaning tablets – they are dental cleaning tablets designed to clean dentures, mouthguards and other oral devices. You can use other brands such as Freshguard by Efferdent, Retainer Brite, Sonicbrite, etc. If you are having trouble cleaning your retainers, try out the tablets to see if it helps.
      Avoid using toothpaste to brush your retainers – the abrasives in the toothpaste can scratch up your retainers. Good Luck!

  2. Jonathan says:

    How often should you use Polident or another tablet to clean your Vivera retainers?

    • MBO says:

      You can use these tablets as often as you want. Some people use them once a day to freshen up their Vivera retainers while others may use them once per week. It just all depends on whether there’s any odors to eliminate.

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