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How to Clean & Care For Your Invisible Aligners

Check out these 3 essential tips for life with invisible aligners and retainers.

Wear your aligners through the day and night, but remember to remove them when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your invisible aligners nice and clean.

How to clean and care for invisible aligners:

1. Clean your aligners each time they’re removed.

2. Store your aligners in a cool, dry place.

3. Only drink clear, cool water while wearing aligners.

1. Clean your aligners each time they’re removed.

Gentle brushing is best with a soft-bristle brush, soap, and cool or lukewarm water. Never use boiling water, as heat can damage the aligners. Do not use toothpaste or harsh chemicals to clean aligners, as they can scratch them. Here are 5 easy ways to clean your aligners.

2. Store your aligners in a cool, dry place.

Always keep them in their case. Be sure they’re out of reach from pets, children, hot sunshine and heaters to avoid warping them.

3. Only drink clear, cool water while wearing aligners.

Hot beverages may warp your aligners, and colorful liquids may stain them. It’s best to remove your aligners anytime you’re drinking a hot or colored beverage.

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