Hey there, aligner wearers! You've made the smart choice to straighten your teeth using clear aligners, but it's not just about wearing them - taking care of them properly is critical to getting the best results and maintaining good oral health. At Bitesoft Co., we don't want any phase of your aligner treatment to bore you, so keep reading for our riveting guide on aligner aftercare.
Don't Be a Slacker; Clean Those Aligners!
First things first - keep those bad boys clean!
We know you're busy living your best life, but don't slack off on cleaning your aligners. Brush your teeth twice a day and clean your aligners simultaneously using a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild toothpaste.
Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive toothpaste, or you might end up with nasty scratches, damages, and holes that will lessen the life of your aligner, hence costing you more mula... and nobody wants that. Scrub-a-dub-dub.
Get Flossy with It
Flossing might not be your favourite activity (honestly, is it anyone's?), but it's essential for maintaining good oral health.
Make sure you get right up in there between all those teeth and under the wires of your aligners to remove any trapped food particles. Plus, with your shiny new smile, you'll want to show off those pearly whites - flossing is the way to do it!
Wear Them Proudly (and Properly)
We know you're excited to get those aligners off as soon as possible, but wearing them properly is the key to getting the best results. Wear your aligners for at least 22 hours daily, only removing them when eating, drinking, or cleaning them. And remember to wear them proudly - they symbolise your commitment to your oral health #alignerslay.
Ain't Nobody Got Time for Discomfort
Pain during your treatment is uncommon, but if your aligners are causing any discomfort or soreness, don't suffer in silence! Instead, pop some over-the-counter pain relievers, like ibuprofen, to alleviate any pain. And if the pain persists or becomes severe, don't be a hero - contact your orthodontist for some expert advice.
Check-Ins are Key
Regular check-ins with your orthodontist are crucial for ensuring that your aligners are working correctly and that your teeth aren’t moving from their desired position. Plus, you'll get to check in with your favourite orthodontist (that's us!) and show off your shiny new smile. We love seeing our patients happy!
In conclusion, proper aftercare is crucial for achieving the best possible results with your aligners. Following the tips and advice in this guide, you can ensure that your aligners remain clean, comfortable, and effective.
At Bitesoft Co., we are committed to helping you achieve your best smile and maintain oral health. If you have any questions or concerns about your aligners, please do not hesitate to contact us for expert advice and support.