- Published Date: 20 Dec 2021
- Updated Date: 21 Mar 2022
- Reading Time: 4 min
Clear aligners are a type of orthodontic device that gradually move teeth into position in order to improve the appearance of a person’s smile. In addition to being effective teeth aligners, they are also used to fix different types of bite issues, such as overbite and underbite.
There are many reasons why clear aligners are so popular today, especially in comparison to traditional metal braces. As their name suggests, they use a clear plastic that is practically invisible meaning that friends and colleagues are unlikely to know that you are even wearing braces.
Clear aligners are also comfortable to wear and convenient, as they can be removed when eating and brushing. The fact that they are removable also allows them to be easily cleaned, something that is not possible with other types of braces.
If you are looking to get straight teeth, then clear aligners from SMILEPATH are your No. 1 option. In this blog post, we will highlight how you can care for your teeth aligners to ensure that you get straight teeth.
How to Care for Your Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are undoubtedly an innovation in the field of orthodontics. Every 10 days or so you will receive a new set of aligners that will gradually and gently move your teeth into position. With regular care of your aligners, you can ensure that they remain clean and protected.
Rinse Your Trays When You Remove Them
As we have noted, clear aligners can be removed whenever you are eating food or brushing/flossing your teeth. Each time that you remove your trays, we recommend that you rinse them under water. This will help to prevent saliva and plaque from drying on the trays so that they do not become discoloured or stained.
If you are storing your aligners in the aligner box, for example, while you are eating food, it is important that you properly dry them first. Never put them in the box while they are still wet.
Brush Your Trays Whenever Your Brush Your Teeth
This is a good habit to get into as soon as you get your trays. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular tap water to clean them; do not use toothpaste or soap to clean your aligners.
These products can result in residue on your trays, leading to discolouration. They may also give your trays an unpleasant taste that you will notice when wearing them.
Never Eat or Drink While Wearing Aligners
Okay, this may seem like an obvious one but it is still important to remember. Given how the trays are practically invisible and comfortable, you can easily forget that you are wearing them. Consuming food or drink while wearing your aligners can damage or stain them.
Follow a Thorough Oral Hygiene Routine
Before you put your aligners back in your mouth, you should always brush and floss your teeth. This isn’t just helpful for keeping your mouth clean and healthy, but it also protects your aligners. It is essential that you maintain a proper oral hygiene routine while wearing any kind of braces, be those clear aligners or non-removable braces.
Do Not Use Mouthwash or Denture Cleaners
While it is recommended to soak your aligners once a day using cleaning crystals, you should never use mouthwash or denture cleaners. These products can damage the surface of the aligner, causing it to become dull and lose its transparency.
After you soak your trays, you should simply rinse them under fresh water before reinserting them back into your mouth (or dry them before placing them in their box).
What Are the Benefits of Wearing Clear Aligners?
The primary benefit of clear aligners such as those available SMILEPATH is that they are practically invisible. This is in direct contrast to other types of braces, especially metal braces. Clear aligners are therefore particularly popular with adults who may feel self-conscious wearing visible braces.
In addition to aesthetics, clear aligners are more comfortable to wear than other types of braces. As we have noted, they are also removable, which provides a number of advantages. People wearing clear aligners are not restricted in their diet (as may be the case with other types of braces) and they can more easily follow a proper oral hygiene routine.
Our clear aligners are direct-to-customer, which makes straightening your teeth incredibly easy. With SMILEPATH, you simply need to follow 3 simple steps:
- Take your at-home dental impression and send this back to our team
- We will create a customized clear aligners treatment plan for you
- Receive your trays at home and watch the magic happen in just 4 to 6 months
It’s really that simple! Avoid discomfort and unaesthetic braces and straighten your teeth with your invisible braces.
Say Hello to a Great Smile With Teeth Aligners
As this blog post highlights, it is easy to care for your clear aligners. By simply adding the cleaning of your aligners to your existing daily dental care routine, you can ensure that your aligners are effectively straightening your teeth.
Clear aligners are the most effective and efficient way to get the straight teeth that you have always wanted. They are affordable, fast-working, comfortable to wear, and practically invisible.
Get straighter teeth at home with clear teeth aligners in just 4 to 6 months. Choose from our SmileAdvantage, SmileFlex, SmileFlex Easy. If you are wondering if clear aligners are the right option for you, get started today with this short assessment.
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