Not sure how to care for your new Invisalign brace? 5 tips from Weybridge Orthodontics

When you are told you qualify for treatment with an invisible brace, it will probably present you with an array of different questions.


Unlike traditional braces, invisible ones are often removable and require specific care in order to keep them invisible and functional. And, unless you know a lot of people who have worn an invisible brace, it is unlikely that you will know how to manage this brace in day-to-day life.

Luckily, our team can help!

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a wealth of experience of working with both clear and invisible braces and can provide you with some all-important tips. One of our most popular braces, Invisalign in Weybridge, requires a bit more care than many people assume and so, our team has provided the following guide in jargon-free language.

So, read on to learn more about how to cope with the day-to-day puzzles that treatment with Invisalign in Weybridge may bring!

Wearing time

Our team may have already informed you of this, but in order for Invisalign in Weybridge to work quickly and effectively, you will need to wear it for a bare minimum of 22 hours per day.

While this may sound challenging, this brace is designed to be comfortable to wear, and as it is custom fitted to each stage of treatment, you shouldn’t notice that you are wearing it. This brace is comfortable enough to sleep in!

Small toothbrushes

It is a fact that when you wear braces that slot over your teeth that are also removable, you have to keep your teeth clean, to avoid pressing bacteria against the enamel.

So, while wearing this brace, it is worth investing in a toothbrush to take with you to work, evenings out or any other social function where you will be eating.

Before you put the brace back in, brush your teeth thoroughly to ensure any debris from the food has been removed to avoid decay.


When you are given this brace by our team at Weybridge Orthodontics, it will come with a plastic carry case.

While it may be oh so tempting to simply put the brace in your bag when you aren’t wearing it, it is vital that you put it back into the carry case. This will protect it from being damaged and will be easier for you to find it if you are prone to forgetfulness! Simple!

Water only!

In the modern world, we should all be drinking more water.

In the hustle and bustle of working life, many people drink more powerful drinks, such as coffee or tea. To avoid staining, when you wear this brace, stick to drinking water. If you can’t resist getting a coffee at lunch, be sure to remove your brace and to brush your teeth afterwards!


How do you clean this brace?

Simple; you run it under a lukewarm tap to remove debris and brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush. No mouthwash, no toothpaste and no force, this brace is easy to clean. Perfect!