How To Clean Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are becoming an increasingly popular option among those who want to correct and straighten their teeth. And it's easy to see why that is happening: clear aligners are a more aesthetically pleasing way to address orthodontic issues than traditional metal braces. They are subtle, comfortable, and easier to wear and maintain than metal braces.

And while not everyone is a good candidate for getting clear aligners in Clermont, the ones that do have them need to know how to take care of them to keep their oral health in check and make sure they are getting the results they are hoping for.

Ways to Clean Your Clear Aligners

Rest assured, your dentist will give you all the information you need on how to properly care for your clear aligners. Here we will explore some things you can do to keep your aligners and your mouth clean and healthy.

Keep in mind that cleaning is different from rinsing. Having them cleaned thoroughly ensures the bacteria that builds up is washed away. While rinsing can be beneficial for a specific situation, it's only a superficial way to clean them.

Clean with Antibacterial Soap

Mix antibacterial soap with warm water and soak the aligners in that water for around 20 to 30 minutes, every night. After they've soaked in the soap, rinse the aligners with cold water.

Brush Them Gently

Use a soft-bristle toothbrush to clean the aligners, as well as a non-abrasive toothpaste, or a liquid soap to eliminate any debris and food particles left on the aligners.

Store Them Properly

Whenever you are not using your aligners, store them in their protective case to avoid any external particles getting stuck on them or any accidents.


Remember to rinse the aligners with cold water and make sure they are properly cleared of any cleaning agent.


Do not use colored mouthwash to rinse the aligners. It can stain the aligners due to the artificial coloring components. Use a clear one.


You can also use either vinegar and water to soak your aligners in, or another mix made with baking soda and water. You can ask your dentist about each procedure and how to do it properly.

Know What to Avoid

When cleaning your aligners, avoid using hot water, putting them into any washing device, or using any strong chemicals.

Keep your aligners clean, and your teeth just as clean. Brush, floss, and rinse every day, twice a day. This way you keep all your mouth clean and healthy.

Do You Need Clear Aligners? We Can Help!

Do you think that you may need clear aligners or are wondering if they are the right option for you? We here at Clermont Family Dentistry can help you find the right treatment for your specific needs.

We have a passionate and dedicated team of professionals and are only using the latest technology to provide you with the treatment you need.

You can contact us today and become a member of our community.

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