ClearCorrect in Sioux Falls makes it easy for individuals to straighten teeth discreetly, quickly and without the use of metal hardware. If you care about your appearance and don’t want to make significant changes to your daily habits, there are few treatments more convenient. However, the materials ClearCorrect uses still require daily maintenance to maintain their functions,both for shifting teeth and staying transparent.
To learn how you should care for your clear aligners, you’ll want to read this post from a ClearCorrectprovider yourself!
The Best Way to Clean Aligners
Cleaning your aligners involves using a soft-bristled toothbrush, a cleaning solution that can be purchased either online or provided directly by the dentist and lukewarm water. Avoid using toothpaste or scented/colored soaps as these can potentially scratch or stain your aligners. Let them soak in the cleaning solution for at least 15 minutes while you brush in the morning and evening. After soaking, remove any loose food debris and plaque before use.
Do not use hot water to soak aligners as this can permanently warp them, causing them to be unusable.
How to Avoid Accidental Stains
When you’re consuming food and beverages that contain staining properties, they can easily remain on teeth and create stains once you wear your aligners. Furthermore, large amounts of food debris can get caught in your teeth and affect the way your aligners fit. Therefore, it’s imperative that you brush and floss after a meal to prevent stains from transferring from your teeth to your aligners. If your meal consisted of more acidic foods, wait an additional 20 minutes to prevent accidentally wearing down softened tooth enamel.
How Do I Keep Them Clean?
After you remove your aligners to eat, make sure to rinse them off before putting them back inside your protective case. When saliva dries on aligners, it causes them to take on a fowl odor that you don’t want while you carry them around. It also prevents bacteria inside your saliva from staining your aligners.
Furthermore, your case will prevent them from collecting dust or being accidentally thrown out. Do not cover your aligners in a napkin when not in use as this will make it easy to throw them away.
What if My Aligner Breaks?
A broken aligner can be replaced, but only if you contact the dentist. They’ll work with you to ensure your treatment stays on track. For this reason, it’s important to keep your previous pair of aligners handy should you need to revert back to them while you wait for your replacement pair. The dentist may also recommend you move on to the next pair in the series,depending on how far along you were with the broken pair.
Maintenance with ClearCorrect is easy! If you need more help understanding the best practices for their use, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Sioux Falls!
About the Author
Dr. Kari Bolen earned her DDS degree from the Creighton University School of Dentistry. With her expertise, you can straighten teeth with clear aligners without any interruptions in your treatment. To learn if ClearCorrect is right for you, feel free to contact her through her website.