How to Freshen Breath with Invisalign

How to Freshen Breath with Invisalign

Anyone undergoing Invisalign treatment knows how important it is to keep your aligners clean and fresh daily. Not only does it ensure that your aligners remain clear and invisible, but it also helps prevent bad breath caused by bacteria build-up. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to keep your breath fresh while wearing Invisalign. Today we will explore how to keep your breath fresh when using Invisalign and how our clear aligner mints can help achieve this goal.

Why Does Invisalign Cause Bad Breath?

Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth, which can result in food particles and bacteria getting trapped between your aligners and your teeth. This can cause bad breath and even tooth decay if not addressed. Additionally, wearing aligners for long periods can cause dry mouth, another contributor to bad breath.

How to Freshen Breath with Invisalign?

Brush and Floss Regularly 

The best way to prevent bad breath caused by Invisalign is to stay on top of good/routine oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss once daily to remove any food particles or bacteria that may have become trapped in your aligners. If possible, it is recommended to brush your teeth after every meal before placing the aligners back in.  We realize this isn't always practical, and if you're not at home for a meal, at least swish with water before aligner placement.

Use a Dental Aligner Cleaner

In addition to brushing and flossing, you can use a dental aligner cleaner to keep your Invisalign aligners clean and fresh. There is a variety of aligner cleaners on the market, so be sure to choose one specifically designed for Invisalign or clear aligners. The best aligner cleaner will be gentle on your aligners while still effectively able to remove any bacteria or plaque.

Use Movemints with Invisalign

One of the quickest and easiest ways to freshen your breath while wearing Invisalign is by using breath mints specifically designed to work with Invisalign. Movemints offers a delicious mint that perfectly fits all clear aligner types. Not only do these mints freshen your breath, but they also help to promote saliva production with a therapeutic dose of xylitol.

Movemints for Invisalign are sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan, making them an excellent option for anyone with dietary restrictions. Simply pop a mint into your mouth whenever you feel your breath needs freshening, and enjoy the refreshing taste and breath-freshening benefits.

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is extremely important when wearing Invisalign aligners. Not only does water help to promote salivary production, but it also helps to swish with water before aligner placement. 

Tongue Scrapers and Mouthwash

Several brands manufacture mouthwash specifically designed for use with clear aligners. These mouthwashes can help kill bacteria and freshen your breath while being gentle on your aligners. With that being said, the most effective use of mouthwash is when your aligners are out. Another option is to use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria or debris from your tongue. Bacteria on the tongue can contribute to bad breath, however, be sure to speak with your dentist before use. Tongue scrapers are inexpensive and easy to use, making them a great addition to your oral hygiene routine.

Maintaining good oral hygiene and using Movemints can help you achieve fresh breath while undergoing Invisalign treatment. Be sure to brush and floss regularly, use a dental aligner cleaner, and drink plenty of water to keep your aligners clean and your breath fresh. With the help of, you can enjoy fresh breath throughout the day, even while wearing clear aligners.

We all know Invisalign treatment can cause bad breath, but there are ways to combat it. Good oral hygiene, dental aligner cleaners, and mints with Invisalign are some of the best ways to keep your breath fresh and your aligners clean. Don't let bad breath hold you back from enjoying your Invisalign treatment. Try these tips today and enjoy a fresh, clean mouth!


At Movemints, we produce clear aligner mints designed to help people who wear clear aligners improve their oral hygiene and freshen their breath. These mints are sugar-free, gluten-free, and shipped directly to your door. Movemints is committed to using natural and sustainable ingredients in its products and prioritizes environmentally responsible packaging. We also offer a subscription service for their products, making it easy for customers to receive regular shipments and maintain their oral hygiene routine. Contact us today for any questions about your clear aligner journey!

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