How do I know if I need an aligner touch-up?

Every smile is unique and we’re dedicated to getting you a smile you love, which is why your treatment plan may need an aligner touch-up during treatment, or at the end. This means your plan may need to be updated during your treatment or additional aligners may be provided after. There are many reasons why a Club member may need an aligner touch-up, but no matter the reason, we’re always here to help. Here are some tips to reduce the chance of needing a Touch-up:

1. Stick to your prescription.

Your wear schedule is determined by the doctor overseeing your case, and the doctor definitely knows best. Do not skip to a new set early, and be sure you’re wearing them for 22 hours a day (or 10 continuous hours if you’re using Nighttime Aligners™). If you ever get off track, you can give us a call and we can help.

2. Maintain good dental hygiene.

Brush after meals and snacks – and always before putting your aligners back in your mouth. Experts also recommend flossing daily. Feel free to use a clear or whitening mouthwash as directed to freshen your breath and help clean hard-to-reach spaces between your teeth.

3. Clean your aligners.

Whenever you remove your aligners, try rinsing them with cold water to help prevent saliva from building up on the plastic. Whatever you do, don’t use hot or boiling water to clean them! Doing so can warp and ruin your aligners. You can use our Universal Cleaning Tablets to keep them clean or check out some more tips on how to clean aligners.

4. Bring your case with you on the go.

Misplacing an aligner isn’t the end of the world, but if you lose one away from home, you may also lose some of the progress you’ve made. If you’re forgetful, you can order our aligner case with Tile™ built-in Bluetooth finding technology, so you’ll always know where your aligners are.

5. Register your aligners.

When you receive your aligners, register them online to ensure that you get notifications that remind you to switch aligners.

6. Continue regular dental checkups.

Unless you’re at a high risk of cavities or gum disease, experts typically recommend you see a dentist once or twice a year. Dental checkups are an excellent way to check for issues you may not even know are there yet. Once you start wearing aligners, continue visiting your local dentist throughout your smile journey. They can still complete your regular dental cleanings and, if necessary, other treatments that arise.

7. Call with any questions.

Our Customer Care and Dental teams are here for you 24/7 to help with any concerns. Aligner fit worries? Feeling like your teeth don’t quite match your treatment plan? We’re happy to help with any concern.

To determine if you need a Touch-up, our team will work diligently to provide the best solution for you.


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