How To Clean Aligner Trays: What TO DO
There are plenty of varying tips for cleaning your aligner trays, and advice will probably differ slightly even from dentist to dentist. That being said, the general guidelines are as follows:
When and How Many Times Do I Have to Clean Aligner Trays?
It would be best to clean your aligners at least twice daily, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water to gently remove stains, bacteria, and food particles. You can gently brush your aligners after every meal before putting them back in your mouth, but you should at least rinse them if you don’t brush them.
Once every few days or once per week, you should soak your aligners in a special cleansing solution.
How To Clean Aligner Trays: What NOT to DO
There are a surprising amount of rules and guidelines when it comes to cleaning your aligners, but it’s imperative that you follow them lest you ruin your trays and have to order more, delaying your treatment time and potentially costing you more as well. So, before you go about cleaning your aligners, take a look at the list of don’ts when it comes to aligner cleaning: