The appliance should be daily brushed after use with ordinary toothpaste and warm water. This will remove any accumulated saliva. After thoroughly rinsing the appliance, it is recommended to soak it in clean water ensuring it is fully submerged. This is done to keep the microbial count down and so that the soft liner material will not become desiccated.
However, the same “tartar” that accumulates on the teeth will accumulate over a period on the appliance. Once a week, it is recommended to soak your OTA in a denture cleaner (recommended by Smile Centre) for five minutes, then rinse and store in water. At no time should the appliances be cleaned in any household cleaner because they may destroy the soft liner with extended use. Review the individual instructions that you receive with your appliance.