You’ve received your set of the clearest aligners on the planet! So how do you care for them,
So to keep those aligners invisible and fresh, here are some Do’s and Don'ts for aligner care:
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Vinegar and water
In a cup, mix 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts warm (not hot) water.
Soak your aligners in the liquid for 20 minutes, then rinse in cool water.
● Brush and floss your teeth before reinserting your aligners. Oral hygiene is key to maintaining healthy teeth and avoiding cavities and decay. Failing to brush and floss before putting them back on can trap harmful particles between your teeth and aligner, which increases your risk for dental issues.
● Wash your hands before handling your aligners, and put one aligner on at a time. Rinse your aligners well after removing them the first time from their packaging.
● Do NOT leave your aligners exposed or unprotected. When your aligners are out of your mouth, keep them in your aligner carry case. Aside from an increased risk of misplacing them, leaving your aligners in the open exposes them to harmful germs and bacteria. Also avoid putting them in napkins while dining out to avoid accidentally throwing them away thinking they're just used napkins.
● Do NOT have teeth work done without telling your dentist that you wear invisible aligners/retainers. They'll accommodate your repair, filling, etc. so your aligners/retainers will still fit after your appointment.
● Do NOT wear any oral piercings with your aligners. Remember to remove them because they may interfere with tooth movement, making your treatment less effective, and potentially cause gaps to form between the teeth. Tongue piercings can also interfere with your aligners and retainers.
● Do NOT smoke with your clear aligners on.
So you’re experiencing the adventure of a lifetime but something happened to your aligners while out of town? Below you’ll find tips from our network of licensed dentists and orthodontists who have extensive experience, from creating treatment plans and making your aligners.
What if an aligner cracks and/or breaks, is left behind, or lost? Here are some tips on what to do if you are out of town and something happens to your aligners!
● If your next aligners feel tight, or won't fit, use your chewies and bite all the way around to fully seat your aligners. This will gently push your aligners into your teeth, and your aligners should feel tight (since you're moving them into a straighter place).
● If they’re too tight, go back a step and wear your aligners for 1 week more. Aligners may be worn for 2-3 weeks if they’re not seating well. If you can remove them easily and in the second week, move forward to the next set. If you are having trouble with your aligners contact us immediately.
General rule of thumb: if the current aligners have a gap between your aligner (like the picture above) after wearing your aligners for two weeks, your teeth are not fully seated. Once you finish a step, your aligners should have no gap between your teeth.
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We’re a great alternative to wearing braces for many teens and adults. If you have questions or problems while traveling with aligners, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.
Disclaimer: Please carefully follow instructions or results may be hindered and our smile guarantee will be voided.
If you experience any serious adverse effects using this product, immediately seek medical assistance, and contact us at 1 (888) 231-7725.
This product is not to be used by patients with the following conditions: Severe open bite, severe overjet, severe overbite, tooth malocclusion requiring surgical correction, patients with mixed dentition (patients with both infant and adult teeth), patients with dental prosthetics or dental implants, patients with active periodontal disease, patients with active tooth decay or dental caries.
Warnings: We use medical-grade plastic, and in rare instances, some people may be allergic to the plastic aligner material or any other item material included. If this happens to you, discontinue use and consult a health care professional immediately. Orthodontic appliances or parts of the appliances may be accidentally swallowed or aspirated and may be harmful. Keep out of reach from pets and children. Product may cause soft tissue irritation.
Caution: Regular dental checkups and cleanings are recommended for the continued health of your teeth and gums. It’s perfectly normal to experience some discomfort during your treatment. If you experience a sharp pain or significant discomfort, discontinue use of your aligners and refer to the customer contact information