Answering Questions About Clear Aligners
Would you love to straighten your teeth but have reservations about traditional metal braces? Over the past few years, a different orthodontic option has become extremely popular due to the many benefits it offers patients — clear aligners. Clear aligners use a series of custom-made, clear trays that slowly transition teeth into the desired placement. You may even know someone who was receiving this treatment and you were unaware because it is so discreet. While this treatment is growing in popularity, we still get many questions about clear aligners.
Can I Eat While Wearing Clear Aligners?
One of the main benefits of wearing clear aligners trays is that they are removable. You cannot eat while wearing your trays, but once you remove them, there are no food restrictions. Store your trays safely to avoid accidentally throwing them in the garbage.
Can I Drink While Wearing Clear Aligners?
The only thing you can drink while wearing your aligners is cold or room temperature water. It is especially important not to drink any hot liquids while wearing your aligners as it can damage them.
Should I Brush After Eating?
To avoid issues with your breath and to ensure your teeth are free of all bacteria, it is important to brush after every meal and snack. We recommend carrying a travel toothbrush when you are out and about.
Do I Clean the Aligners?
We will demonstrate and explain how to properly clean your aligners. Saliva and bacteria can linger on the trays, and it is important to clean them properly to keep them free from odors.
If you are located in the Southfield, MI area and are interested in learning more about clear aligners and how they can transform your smile, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We even offer same-day custom aligners, made right in our office, that you can get the day of your consultation! We look forward to seeing you soon!