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How do you clean clear aligners?

If you already have clear aligners or are considering orthodontics, you may be wondering about upkeep.

Fortunately, taking care of clear aligners like SureSmile or Invisalign in St. Paul, MN is straightforward and adds very little time to your oral hygiene routine.

If you’re unfamiliar with clear aligners, they are orthodontic systems that rely on custom trays that fit snuggly over the teeth. They are virtually invisible and guide your teeth into desired positions across a treatment timeline.

First, your dentist evaluates your teeth to make sure you’re a good candidate.

Then, we take impressions. The results are used to fabricate custom aligners. You wear each aligner according to your dentist’s instructions before moving on to the next.

On average, you should wear your aligner for 22 hours every day, removing them only to eat or clean your teeth.

To clean your aligner, you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild antibacterial soap. You can also talk to your dentist about unique cleaning products like Retainer Brite.

For Clear Orthodontics, Contact Your Dentist in St. Paul Today

Straight teeth contribute to improved oral health and a happier outlook. If you would like more information—or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation—give us a call. We’re always excited to help patients achieve their best smiles.

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