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Are Your ClearCorrect Aligners Yellow? Here’s What to Do

May 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — encore @ 6:18 pm
Patient using toothbrush to clean ClearCorrect aligner

If you asked the 12+ million people around the world who have used ClearCorrect why they chose this discreet orthodontic treatment, the fact that the aligners are clear would no doubt make the list almost every time. In fact, that may even be why you were drawn to this teeth-straightening solution! As a result, it’s only natural to feel a bit disheartened when you see that your trays are starting to discolor. With this in mind, read on to learn how to prevent your ClearCorrect aligners from turning yellow.

First, Let’s Discuss the Common Causes of Discoloration

Of course, your ClearCorrect aligners will be perfectly clear when you first take them out of the package. However, they won’t stay that way if you begin to adopt some not-so-great habits, like keeping them on when you drink coffee or not cleaning them thoroughly each morning and evening. It’s also important not to leave them out on the table or wrap them in a napkin when you aren’t wearing them since this can lead to them becoming a breeding ground for bacteria.

5 Ways to Keep Your ClearCorrect Aligners Clean and Clear

Now that you know some of the common causes of discoloration, it’s time to cover some steps you can take to keep your ClearCorrect aligners clean and clear:

  • Rinsing your aligners with clean, cool water when you take them off
  • Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and water to clean them twice a day
  • Placing your aligners somewhere safe when you’re not using them, like their case
  • Using clean, cool water (never hot) when cleaning your aligners

The Importance of Brushing and Flossing Consistently

Remember, even if you take great care of your aligners, they will eventually discolor if you don’t commit to a solid at-home oral hygiene regimen. For that reason, we strongly recommend the following:

  • Brushing for a full two minutes each morning and evening
  • Flossing each evening (or each morning, if that’s easier)
  • Rinsing with mouthwash consistently
  • Getting a dental checkup and teeth cleaning biannually

It’s also a good idea to get in the habit of completing your dental care routine after lunch and any snacks you have too. This will help keep your aligners clear and your teeth decay-free!

About the Practice

At Encore Dentistry, we’re here to provide you with the exceptional dental care you deserve. That means warmly welcoming you to our office, reviewing all of your treatment options in-depth, and answering any questions you have along the way. If you’d like to learn more about ClearCorrect – whether it’s how to transition into life with braces seamlessly or how to keep your aligners stain-free – you’re more than welcome to schedule an appointment with us via our website or by phone at (817) 508-9881.

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