How to Clean Your Aligners: Tips and Prevention

 Clear Aligners need proper care and maintenance to keep them clean, odor-free, and nearly invisible. Even if you remove your aligners when drinking, eating, brushing, and flossing, it's still important to take care of them to avoid the buildup of bacteria in your mouth. 

Here are a few tips that you should consider when cleaning your aligners:

Use Specialized Dental Cleaning Products

Cleaning tablets are a great option to clean your aligners. They are available in pharmacies without a prescription. The active ingredients are usually sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and sodium sulphate (1) (2), along with citric acid as a bleaching agent. Just dissolve one tablet cleaner in a room temperature cup of water and soak your aligners for around 10-15 minutes, then rinse them thoroughly with water and put them back on. 

Always read the label warning and directions before using any product. Avoid cleaning tablets containing persulphates as this compound can trigger a severe allergic reaction in some people. 

Use a Soft Toothbrush

A very conventional yet effective way to clean your aligners is to use a soft toothbrush. Place your aligner under running water and brush them gently. We do not recommend using toothpaste because most of them contain small abrasive particles that can affect/damage the surface of your clear aligner.

Avoid Mouthwash

Although applying mouthwash might seem like a logical solution, we don't recommend using it to clean your aligners as it can occasionally stain/discolor your aligners, especially if the mouthwash is colored.

Whenever you decide to proceed with teeth straightening using Eon Aligner, your doctor will explain the entire procedure and give you all the instructions you need to follow. You will know the price of your aligners and be able to see what your new smile looks like before you even begin your treatment. 

To start the journey to a perfect smile, fill in the form on our website, and we will connect you with the nearest Eon-certified doctor in your area.