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How to Help Your Clear Aligners Stay in Good Condition

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If you are unfamiliar with the InvisalignⓇ system, it is a brand of removable clear aligners designed for for patients who desire discreet orthodontic treatment. These durable and virtually invisible aligners are hard to see for the casual observer as long as you keep your aligners clean.

During your orthodontic consultation, our orthodontists and team for an impression of your smile and take dental X-rays, which we send them to a dental lab to create your custom aligner trays in the pattern of your alignment treatment.

To keep your teeth shifting, switch your plastic aligners about every two weeks for six to eight weeks or so. You will need to wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours per day, removing them for eating or social interaction. Don’t use tobacco products or smoke while your aligners are in.

Your oral hygiene regimen will help determine the success of your treatment, and we encourage you to continue brushing and flossing during your treatment. Rinse your aligners with an antiseptic mouthwash every day to keep them hygienic and ask Dr. Lee Mahlmann about using a soft bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to brush your aligners.

To learn more about the process of using aligners in Richmond, Texas, please feel free to call Mahlmann & Borders Orthodontics at 281-342-6311 and arrange a visit with our orthodontists.