While clear aligner treatment time is typically much faster than braces, it’s nevertheless still important that you make your clear aligner treatment time as comfortable as possible. Here are a couple of tips from our dental team on how to remove clear aligners.

Ensure that your mouth is warm

It helps if the inside of your mouth and your fingers are warm and drier. You can also try opening your mouth for a few seconds before trying to remove them. 

Start from the back

First, take off the clear aligners from the molars on each side, and then move gradually towards the front. In some cases, you may find it easier to work from one side of the mouth to the other. If you have an attachment, then you’ll find it a bit more difficult to remove the aligner. Begin by lifting off the easier parts, and get to those bits last. When you get to the harder bits, hook your fingernails beneath the edge of the aligner and lift it over the attachment.

A paper towel helps

Many people have discovered that thick paper towels create a firm grip on the aligner. Grab a piece of kitchen paper or paper towel in your hand, put it over your tooth, make a firm grasp on the aligner and pull off the molars. Do the same for the opposite side and also the front section. The firm grip makes a very huge difference in some cases.


Surgical gloves may help

It has also been reported that surgical gloves can make your grip on the aligners firmer,  although not the thick rubber gloves that are used for house chores. What you need are the fine types that you purchase in boxes of 50 or 100. With these, you can feel what you are doing, and increase the grip as well.

Try an aligner hook

Word on the street is that aligner hooks are available on Amazon and are known as an outie. They look just like a crochet hook but are designed for lifting clear aligners. The aligner hook attaches under the edge of the clear aligner and lifts it off the tooth. People with attachments will find it very helpful.

Our recommendation

Beam always recommends starting from the back tooth right on the inside of your mouth. with your finger, “flick” the tray downwards. The tray will be released, and it’ll be easier to hold on to it. This should be done on both sides of the mouth. after you’ve released the tray, you then take hold of both sides and pull it down and forward over each tooth – this should be done gently.

Try not to pull your aligners forcefully. Pulling it off with force can tear the aligner or cause the attachments to break off your teeth. You may wiggle the trays gently in overcrowded or difficult areas.

Where can you get clear aligners in Australia?

We hear a lot of people asking where can I get clear aligners near me. As one of the leading clear aligner brands in Australia it’s no wonder a lot of patients choose Beam clear aligners. 

What makes Beam unique is that it offers online or remote dentistry and no in-person appointments. You can safely straighten your teeth from home. Yes!

There’s no need for dental office visits. Our dentists are state-licensed and involved in all the stages of your treatment to ensure that your teeth straightening goes according to plan.

How does Beam work?

It is easy and simple to get started with home teeth straightening kit. First, you order the kit to take your dental impression at home. Beam offers an impression kit for just $49.00. Once you order your impression kit, it is immediately shipped to you, and you can take your impressions at home!

Beam will then use your impressions to design an entirely personalized treatment plan to straighten your teeth. Our plans are approved by licensed dentists. 

Obtain perfect results

After getting your approved treatment plan, your aligners will be sent to you. All you have to do is wear them and move on with your life. Clear aligner treatment time is much faster than braces with an average treatment time of 4-6 months. 

At Beam, we work hard to ensure that our costs are low and very affordable. You also have access to flexible financing options to make your treatment affordable. Beam prices are very low compared to what is offered by other companies.

Responsive customer service

Beam believes in high standards and competency. This explains why we are available to respond to your inquiries 24/7. You can email us at or send us a message via WhatsApp on +61421577409.

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