How to Clean and Care for Your ClearCorrect Aligners

ClearCorrect aligners are a popular choice for orthodontic treatment because of their convenience, comfort, and effectiveness. They are removable, making it easier to eat and clean your teeth than traditional braces. However, to keep your ClearCorrect aligners working well and looking good, it's important to know how to clean and care for them properly. Here are some tips on how to clean and care for your ClearCorrect aligners.

1. Brush and floss your teeth before inserting your aligners

man brushing teeth

Before you put your ClearCorrect aligners back in your mouth, brush and floss your teeth thoroughly to remove any food particles and bacteria that could cause problems. This will prevent plaque buildup on your teeth, and also help keep your aligners clean.

2. Clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush

Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean your ClearCorrect aligners. Brush them with a mild soap and water to remove any plaque, saliva, or food particles that may have accumulated on the surface. Avoid using hot water, as it can damage the aligners. 

3. Rinse your aligners with cold water

After cleaning your ClearCorrect aligners, rinse them with cold water to remove any residual soap.

4. Soak your aligners regularly

Soak your ClearCorrect aligners in a denture cleaner, retainer cleaner, or ClearCorrect cleaning solution regulary to keep them clean and hygienic. Make sure to follow the instructions on the cleaning product carefully, and avoid using any harsh chemicals or cleaners that could damage the aligners.

5. Keep your aligners in a case when you're not using them

When you're not wearing your ClearCorrect aligners, make sure to store them in a case to protect them from dust, bacteria, and damage. Don't wrap them in tissue or paper towels, as this can create a breeding ground for bacteria and germs.

6. Don't eat or drink anything except water with your aligners on

woman drinking water

Eating or drinking anything other than water while wearing your ClearCorrect aligners can cause stains, odors, and discoloration. It can also damage the aligners or cause them to lose their shape. So, it's best to remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything, and then brush and floss your teeth before putting them back in.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your ClearCorrect aligners stay clean, hygienic, and in good condition. This will help you achieve the best possible results from your orthodontic treatment and enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. If you have any questions or concerns about how to care for your ClearCorrect aligners, talk to the SmileStories specialist for personalized advice and guidance.

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