What Are Tips to Care for SureSmile Aligners?
Posted by KLEINHEINZ DENTISTRY on Jan 18 2023, 10:38 PM
SureSmile is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth in just about six months. It uses 3D technology to provide precise and accurate results. SureSmile aligners are not only clear and invisible but also very comfortable. Since the aligners are removable, patients can brush and floss their teeth normally. SureSmile offers a number of advantages.
While your aligners are removable, it is important to maintain regular cleaning habits to keep your smile healthy and bright. Keeping your aligners clean is especially important while you sleep. Some tips for proper use include:
- Always fully remove and rinse your aligners before cleaning them. Be sure to brush all the surfaces and grooves with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Afterward, rinse the aligners again with water to remove all debris. Do not use mouthwash, soap, or any other cleaners, as they will damage the material of the aligner.
- Store your aligners in their case when not in use. This helps to keep both you and the aligner safe. Remember to never put aligners in boiling water or a dishwasher to clean them, as this can cause them to be damaged or distorted.
- When you take off your aligners to eat, be sure to brush your teeth first to remove any food particles from your mouth. Then, you can replace your aligners after you eat to help protect your teeth from bacteria and acids that can harm enamel strength.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste when cleaning your aligner. Gently brush all teeth surfaces, including the backside of the aligners and the hard-to-reach areas between your teeth. Pay special attention to the front teeth, as food particles tend to get trapped there. Rinse your aligners after brushing them to remove any leftover debris or toothpaste.
- Your teeth may feel sore the first few days you wear a new aligner. You can relieve the discomfort by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever and applying a cold compress to your cheeks to reduce swelling. This typically goes away within a week of treatment.
These are general guidelines when it comes to using Invisalign clear aligners; however, every patient is different and may have unique circumstances. As a result, it's important to speak with your dentist or orthodontist about how to properly care for your aligners.
Please reach out to our dental practice at 3121 Springbank Ln Ste D Charlotte, NC 28226, to consult with our dentists, Drs. Jeffrey S. Kleinheinz. Call the dentist in Charlotte, NC, at (704) 542-6003 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.