Begin Your Smile-Journey with Wonderful Tips
You must have thought a lot before choosing to get clear aligners. You have weighed the pros and cons, cost, treatment process, time span, results and everything needed. In general, a patient needs to wear aligners 22 hours a day. Patients usually always follow the treatment …….. but some go astray as time goes on, causing it to take longer to straighten teeth or have the aligners not live up to expectations. Furthermore, not following the right care after wearing braces or aligners may cause discomfort or pain.
The plastic edges of the aligners may irritate you. At the initial stage or new tray cycle, you may get sores; give your mouth enough time to toughen up and get used to it. To make this strengthening process faster you can use dental wax. It will cover up the sharp or rough edges of your aligner.
Dealing with Pain and Discomfort
Clear aligners force teeth to set in the right position. It hurts a little, many people even complained about pain in between teeth and the jawline. Therefore, orthodontists suggest practicing chewing and biting exercises regularly. You should do it while re-inserting the aligners.
Exercise will give gums a nice massage, which will increase nutrient-rich blood flow; it will act as a natural pain reliever. Furthermore, exercise will help your tray to fit tightly for maximum teeth movement.
On a busy day, you might not have time to exercise or you may not be in a convenient place to do so. It is immensely important though, therefore, you can start chewing alternatives. It can be a home remedy or orthodontist recommended chewing foam.
A Daily Routine
For everything you do have a daily routine, aligners should not be an exception. It will help you to adjust to the aligners and your new lifestyle better. But not wearing the braces for a longer time or not tracking it can delay routine flexibility and results. Therefore, you can get a mobile app to track how many hours you are wearing the aligners.
Safe tray removal and sanitization – these two are quite important for good oral health. Initially, your hands will work for you. With the treatment process, trays will seem tighter and you have to find new removal angles.
Apart from food restraints, you also should ask your orthodontist about the cleaning process. Do not eat food like chocolate, as junk food can stain your aligners. However, your orthodontist will give you the best suggestion to take care of it.
You should not break your routine. An occasional break is fine but it should not be a habit. You should have a fixed time to wear and remove the clear aligners, as well as a set exercise, tongue protection and cleaning routine. If you follow all of these good habits, the perfect smile is not out of reach. For a more thorough guide, come to Orthodontic Arts. We are eager to help you.
** Disclaimer: The above post is not intended to be medical advice or create a relationship between doctor and patient.