How to Remove And Clean Your Spark Aligners

Wondering how to Clean or Change your Spark Aligners? The flexibility to remove aligners to brush and floss your teeth is one of the most significant advantages of the Spark Clear Aligner treatment. Reducing the number of bacteria trapped on and between the teeth during orthodontic treatment is one of the primary oral hygiene goals to help prevent decay. You can practice good hygiene while wearing clear aligners, which will benefit the outcome of your orthodontic treatment. Two of the most common questions we get asked are how to remove the clear aligners and how to clean the clear aligners.

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What are Spark Clear Aligners?

At Coastal Orthodontics, we offer Spark clear aligners to our patients. Spark aligners are a type of clear aligner made with a proprietary material designed to be more comfortable and efficient than traditional clear aligners. The Spark transparent aligner system also includes a unique set of trays to give you the best fit. Spark clear aligners are an excellent choice for people who want to improve their smile without compromising their comfort or style.


How to Remove Your Spark Clear Aligners

Your Spark aligner is perfectly fitted for a reason, making it a bit challenging to remove. As you are already aware, each Spark tray used during your treatment is customized for you to maximize comfort and results. When the aligners are properly fitted, your treatment advances as quickly as possible as they strive to move your teeth into the desired position progressively. When you begin treatment, removing your aligners to eat or brush your teeth can be difficult. So how do you remove them?


First, if you are having difficulty removing your trays, don’t panic! They will come off. It is important to relax. When you initially get Spark, removing the aligners might be difficult, but with practice, it does get simpler. 

Make Sure Your Mouth is Warm

Don’t try removing them after drinking or eating anything cold. The clear aligners tend to feel tighter than when your mouth is warm. Try eating or drinking something warm before trying to remove them.

Start From the Back

Beginning in the back, move forward. First, remove the aligners from the back of each side’s molars, then gradually move forward. As an alternative, some people discover that moving from one side of the mouth to the other is more straightforward. You’ll find what works best for you the more you remove them. 

Use a Paper Towel

Using a dry paper towel can help provide additional grip. Make sure your mouth is dry before trying to remove them.

Use an Aligner Hook

An aligner hook is a tool that aids in taking out your Spark aligner. To use an aligner hook, attach it to the end of your aligner and gently push the aligner away from your teeth as it separates.


How to Clean Your Spark Clear Aligners

Spark clear aligners are a great way to achieve the smile of your dreams. But like any orthodontic appliance, they must be kept clean to prevent bacteria growth and bad breath. When receiving orthodontic treatment, it is best practice to take out your aligners before eating and drinking. Afterward, you should brush or rinse your teeth before putting your aligners back in. Here are a few simple tips for keeping your Spark clear aligners clean:

  • Rinse your Spark aligners with lukewarm water before putting them in your mouth. Rinsing will help to remove any food particles or bacteria that may have transferred from your hands.
  • Brush your teeth before wearing your Spark aligners. The bushing will help to remove any plaque or bacteria that could transfer to the aligners.
  • Clean your Spark aligners with a toothbrush and toothpaste at least once daily. Be sure to use non-abrasive toothpaste, as abrasives can damage the aligners. Rinse the aligners well after brushing.
  • Soak your Spark aligners in Spark Cleaning Crystals overnight once a week. Soaking will help to remove any built-up plaque or bacteria. Rinse the aligners well before wearing them again.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your Spark clear aligners clean and help ensure optimal results from your orthodontic treatment. 


Spark Clear Aligners in Beaufort, SC

Spark clear aligners from Coastal Orthodontics are the perfect way to achieve the straight, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. Spark clear aligners are made from high-quality materials and are designed to be virtually invisible so that you can wear them confidently. Spark clear aligners are also comfortable to wear and easy to care for, making them an excellent option for busy adults. Best of all, Spark clear aligners are affordable and offer a convenient payment plan that makes treatment achievable for everyone. 

If you’re ready to start your journey to a beautiful, confident smile, contact Coastal Orthodontics today. We’ll set up a consultation with Dr. Garrison on Spark clear aligners!


As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Beaufort, SC, our doctor and team at Coastal Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Ridgeland, Hampton, Port Royal, Lady’s Island & Parris Island, SC, and the surrounding areas.

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