Trommeter Orthodontics

Care Instructions for Your Aligners

October 25, 2018
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Posted By: Trommeter Orthodontics

Use and care instructions for your Invisalign aligners

  • Wear the aligners the recommended amount, usually 20-22 hours a day for 7 days. Only remove to eat and brush.
  • Use aligner chewies daily to massage the aligner tightly over teeth.
  • Free the aligners on both sides prior to removing, do not “peel” off using only 1 side
  • Actively monitor tracking. Fit is most important on day 7.

Poor tracking: If aligners are not tracking, use chewies more often, wear aligners longer*

Maintenance of aligners:

  • Clean using a toothbrush and dish soap with warm water
  • Store aligners in the compact case (not a napkin) when not in use
  • Rinse your mouth after eating to avoid trapping sugars/bacteria
  • If you lose or break an aligner, wear the next aligner for 2 weeks
  • Call our office if an attachment comes loose, or if aligners are not tracking on day 7

What you can expect:

  • The first few days will be the biggest challenge. You can expect sore teeth, excessive saliva, dry lips, a mild speech impediment, and difficulty with aligner insertion/removal. Don’t worry! All of this will subside within 2-3 days of starting treatment. A mild pain reliever such as Advil or Tylenol can be helpful the first day.
  • Teeth will become slightly more mobile during treatment. Small spaces may temporarily open between teeth. These are normal findings.
  • If the aligner edges are causing ulcerations on the lips or cheeks, use an Emory board to smooth the aligner. A small piece of wax on the aligner edge is an alternative.
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