If you want to have a good Easter, then you need to care for your aligners and do your best to keep them in tip-top shape. This is because if you don’t, you and your aligners can suffer the consequences. Then you might be off the track toward your perfect smile. So, our orthodontists, Dr. Tal Jergensen and Dr. Samuel Waddoups encourage you to have a good Easter with aligners by doing the following things:
-Take your aligner out before eating: This is recommended because if you leave the aligner in your mouth, chewing foods and gum can damage the appliance and affect the ability it has to align your smile. So, make sure to take your aligner out of your mouth before you eat.
-Clean your smile regularly: Make sure to brush and floss after each time you eat and drink (this is not necessary when you drink water). This is important because if you fail to brush and floss, food particles and bacteria can become trapped under your aligner when you put it back over your smile. This can give the harmful substances time to attack and harm the tooth enamel.
-Wash your aligner: It’s important to rinse your aligner each time you take it out of the mouth and to thoroughly clean it often. This can help you avoid plaque buildup and dental issues, so make sure to follow the cleaning instructions.
Do you have any questions about how to have a good Easter with aligners in Hemet, California? If so, please contact Jergensen & Waddoups Orthodontics today at 951-252-6596. When you reach out to our orthodontic team, we will be more than happy to help you!