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What is life like with clear aligners?

If you’ve purchased your new smile plan, then you and your aligners have some serious, and beneficial, bonding time ahead of you, which means your confidence is about to go way, way up. Welcome to the aligner life.

Here are a few things you can expect from wearing your clear aligners:

Potential discomfort

It’s completely normal to experience some discomfort during your first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. If you don’t feel any discomfort, that’s okay, too. It’s different for everyone.

About the lisssp

It’s common to have a slight lisp for the first few days after a wearing a new set of aligners. Just roll with it. Eventually, your mouth will get used to having the aligners in.

Catching some shut-eye with your aligners

Is it okay? Of course, now catch some Zzz’s.

What to do when you’re out to dinner

There’s no romantic way to remove your aligners. We recommended taking them out before your dinner date begins and keeping them in your case. Then pop them back in after your meal. Remember: a napkin is not an aligner case.

Eating and your aligners

Unlike metal braces, you can eat or drink whatever you want. You just have to take your aligners out before consuming your tasty treats. Oh, and always brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in and give them a little rinse too. It’s always a good idea to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water before handling your aligners.

Drinking and your aligners

You should only drink cool water while wearing your aligners. Hot liquids can damage or warp them and other beverages, like soda, encourage cavities and stains. So if you’re going to drink any of the above, just take your aligners out.

What’s the word on chewing gum while wearing aligners?


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