A member asked:

Please tell me if you can put invisalign in the dishwasher?

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Do not wash invisalign in the dishwasher. Here are the reasons: 1) the aligners are very thin, and can easily work or melt at higher temperature. 2) the aligners are so light also, and the pressure from water will displace the aligner(s). You may end up finding them damaged or broken by dishwasher's moving parts. While you are brushing/flossing, soak in denture-cleaning solution to clean them.

Answered Jun 10, 2015

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Dr. Stuart Hoffman answered

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The material the clear aligner trays are made of can warp or change shape if the dishwasher uses high temperature water. Like any plastic, they are sensitive to high temperatures.

Answered Sep 25, 2016

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Dr. Gary Brigham answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

The heated water from the dishwasher alone is enough to distort the aligners and render them ineffective. Invisalign provides wriiten instructions as to the best manner in which to cleanse them effectively without impacting their effectiveness.

Answered May 18, 2016

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

The heat will warp them. Same holds true for retainers, removable active appliances, night guards, etc. Also, don't boil them. Don't leave them in a hot car where they can warp. Ask your Orthodontic Specialist for cleaning instructions that pertain to your appliances.

Answered Jun 27, 2014

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

put your Invisalign in the dishwasher. The water is too hot and the plastic trays might not melt but they will distort and not fit anymore. If you're using the white vinegar as a cleaner, make sure you rinse the trays first. That will help the cleaner work more efficiently and protect your trays.

Answered Jun 28, 2014

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