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Can I use mouthwash with Invisalign?

I am a 25 year old male and I wear invisalign. Can I use mouthwash with Invisalign?

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Yes, just use the mouthwash when you brush your teeth. You can also use it while wearing your trays, but it may stain your trays. This won't affect how they work, so it's not a big deal.
Yes, you can. The beauty of having Invisalign is that you can take them out when eating/drinking/brushing and rinsing. You wear them 24 hours a day, and take them out only when eating, drinking (especially colored beverages), and rinsing.
You can use mouthwash alone and even wash your aligner in mouthwash
Yes!
Yes.
Sure. Just take the trays out and rinse and reinsert.
Hello, Yes. We highly encourage a mouthwash additive to your oral hygiene routine. We highly encourage you brush, floss, and use mouthrinse before inserting each tray.
Yes, just take the trays out while using.
Yes , it is recommended that you use an anti microbial when you are wearing Invisaling because the aligners can increase bacterial activity in the mouth, After you have cleaned your teeth and your invisaling aligners , you can put them back in your mouth, thank you
Yes, you can.
Yes, but not while the trays are in your mouth
You can use mouthwash with invisalign. However, it is recommended to remove invisalign retainers prior to rinsing as not to affect invisalign retainers. The mouthwash can change color of your retainers. The beauty of invisalign retainers is the ease in which we can maintain dental hygiene throughout treatment.
Yes, you can use mouthwash while wearing Invisalign.
Hello,

If you are referring to using mouthwash while the invisalign aligners are still in, then no. Invisalign only recommends that you drink room temp to cool water with the aligners in. The reason for this is because different chemicals can distort or degrade them. Seeing as they move teeth based on the their shape, distorting of aligners is something we want to avoid. Also different temperatures can distort them as well.
Regarding the use of mouthwash while invisalign aligners are not in, yes. In this case, it would be beneficial to use the mouthwash, then rinse with water to get any of the mouthwash that can stain off. At this point the anti-microbial benefit has been long received.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD
You should remove the Invisalign before using mouthwash.