We are delighted that you have chosen us as your orthodontic care provider, and we want to ensure that your journey towards a beautiful, healthy smile with clear aligners is as smooth as possible. To help you maintain optimal oral hygiene and preserve the integrity of your aligners, we have prepared some essential take-home care and cleaning instructions.
Brushing and Flossing:
- Brush your teeth thoroughly after every meal and snack using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Pay extra attention to cleaning around the attachments of your aligners.
- Floss your teeth daily to remove any trapped food particles or plaque. Gentle flossing
techniques will help maintain healthy gums and prevent tooth decay.
Cleaning Your Aligners:
- Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water every time you remove them. This will help remove saliva and minimize bacterial buildup.
- Use a clear, gentle antibacterial soap or aligner cleaning solution recommended by your orthodontist to clean your aligners. Avoid using colored or scented soaps, as they may stain or leave residue.
- Gently brush your aligners with a soft toothbrush to remove any remaining debris. Avoid using toothpaste, as it may scratch the aligner surface.
- Always rinse your aligners thoroughly after cleaning to ensure no cleaning solution or soap residue remains.
Proper Aligner Storage:
- When not wearing your aligners, store them in their dedicated case provided by our office. This will protect them from damage and reduce the chances of misplacing them.
- Keep your aligner case clean by rinsing it regularly with water and allowing it to air dry.
Eating and Drinking:
- Remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than plain water. This will prevent staining and avoid damage to your aligners.
- Remember to brush your teeth and rinse your aligners before wearing them again after meals or snacks.
- Maintain your scheduled orthodontic appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns. Our team is here to support you throughout your treatment journey.
By following these care and cleaning instructions, you will help ensure the success of your clear aligner treatment and keep your smile healthy and beautiful. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Your satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities.
Wishing you continued success with your orthodontic journey!