Frequently asked questions, tips and what to do when crazy things happen.


Wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours every day – consistency is the key

Remove your aligners only when eating and brushing

Feel free to take out your aligners for social events once in a while (keep it to 2-3 hours)

When placing your aligners, start with your front teeth

When removing your aligners, start with your back teeth  


Clean aligners at least twice a day with toothbrush, toothpaste and lukewarm water 

Periodically use a retainer cleaner (Invisalign Cleaning Crystals, Efferdent, or Retainer Brite) 

Use clear mouthwash (TheraBreath) while wearing your aligners to freshen your breath


After eating - brush, floss & replace your aligners as soon as possible

You can drink clear liquids while wearing aligners

Dark liquids such as red wine, coffee, and coke will discolor your aligners (if you must, use a straw)


Always store your aligners in their case when you have taken them out

Never place aligners in hot or boiling water

Keep aligners away from pets – especially dogs

Never wrap your aligners in a napkin (you risk breaking or losing them)

When finished with a set of aligners, clean and store them in their original package (never throw them away) 


If you lose a set of aligners, wear the previous set or jump to the next set if possible

If a bonded attachment comes off, don’t panic – it is not an emergency! Please let us know

In case of any problems, notify us as soon as possible so we can determine the best way to proceed

Call or email us any time with questions.



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