- Use your fingertip on the outside of your back molar to slowly pull the Aligner from your molars. Make sure to only do one side at a time.
- Repeat this process on the other side of your mouth before trying to completely remove the Aligner.
- Once Aligner is removed from the molars, you should be able to slowly work your way forward gently prying the Aligner away from your teeth with your fingertips.
Aligner Daily Care and Maintenance
- Clean your Aligners prior to each insertion. Use a soft bristle toothbrush with water and a small amount of toothpaste. Note: Be sure to rinse each Aligner thoroughly with water after each cleaning.
- Do not use denture cleaners to clean Aligners. Do not soak them in mouthwash. These products can damage the surface of the Aligner, causing it to become dull and more visible.
Proper Oral Hygiene
- Remove your Aligners for eating and drinking. (You do not need to remove your Aligners to drink water.)
- Brush and floss your teeth after each meal or snack prior to re-inserting your Aligners. If this is not possible, you can simply rinse your mouth, and then clean your Aligners by holding them under warm running water. Be sure to clean your Aligners at your earliest convenience.
- If you have any questions regarding hygiene techniques, please consult your doctor.
- Make sure you are meeting with your doctor per their treatment check-up plan.
Always store your Aligners in a case when they are not in your mouth.
Note: Keep all of your old Aligners in a clean plastic bag, or as instructed by your doctor. Keep them out of reach of small children and pets.
- Immediately rinse Aligner with water, shake off excess water, and store your Aligners in the protective case provided.
- To help prevent damage to the Aligners, avoid unnecessary removal.
- Do not use excessive force to bend or twist an Aligner to get it off.
- Do not use sharp objects to remove your Aligners.
- Consult with your doctor if your Aligners are extremely difficult to remove.