What is the best way to clean my aligners?

Greg D Updated by Greg D

Toothpaste, warm water and a soft-bristled toothbrush are your best friends when it comes to cleaning your Clear Aligners!

There are 2 specific brushing techniques that yield fantastic results every time:

  1. Hard Brushing:

Brush hard and fast, this will mean you get the majority of the surface bacteria brushed away and is great option for a quick fix.

  1. Precise Brushing:

For a deep clean - Slow, focused brush strokes with the tip of the bristles will ensure that your aligners look as good as new!

When brushing this way, get close and personal and really focus your eyes to match where the stains are to that of the bristles, and slowly connect the 2 using and back-and-forth motion. This will remove most if not all stains.

To finish the cleanse off and get the best results, run each aligner under cold water and shake them off!

How did we do?

I have a black triangle between my teeth and gum!

What if I change my aligners too early or skip an aligner?