Aligners in Everyday Life
One of the benefits about choosing clear aligners for your orthodontic treatment is that they are easy to adjust to and will not drastically affect your every day life.
It is important to take care of your aligners and keep them clean. When not wearing your aligners, make sure to put them in their case to prevent misplacing them or accidentally throwing them away.
Cleaning Clear Aligners
To brush and floss your teeth, simply remove your clear aligners and place them in your case. Brush and floss normally. If you have attachments, follow the instructions given by Dr. Cox.
To clean or brush your aligners, use the suds on your toothbrush from brushing your teeth and gently rub them over the aligners. We do not recommend putting large amounts of toothpaste on the aligners and do not boil them. This could damage the aligner and could delay your treatment time.
Remember to change out your aligners as directed by Dr. Cox to stay on track with your treatment plan. If you happen to break or lose an aligner, please contact us and we will give you more instructions.
Eating & Drinking
Remove your aligners and put them in your case before eating. It is important to not eat or chew gum with the aligners in so that you do not damage them.
We suggest only drinking water while wearing your aligners. If you want to drink a dark liquid like coffee or soda, you will need to remove the aligners to avoid staining.
Interested in Clear Aligners?
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, schedule a consultation today! Our team will review your treatment plan and present all details with you in office. We look forward to meeting you!
Brookhaven Orthodontics is a provider of clear braces both from Spark Clear Aligners and Invisalign.