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Care for clear aligners, clear retainers and occlusal guards

In the mooring:

  1.  Remove aligner/guard in the morning and brush with soap and water. Do Not use tooth paste.
  2. Place retainer/guard in storage box
  3. Brush teeth as usual and use mouth wash with fluoride. DO NOT rinse with water after using the mouth wash.
  4. If using an active aligner, re-insert aligner over the teeth

Before bed:

  1. Floss and brush teeth as usual
  2. Rinse retainer/guard and insert over teeth OR brush aligner with soap and water and re-insert aligner over the teeth.

Once a week or as necessary use an aligner/retainers cleaner product (follow instructions on the box).

Example: