Have you decided to perfect your smile with clear braces? When it comes to any orthodontic treatment, it is extremely important to follow the directions given to you by your Katy orthodontist, and clear braces are no different. Today, M&G Family Dentistry is providing tips so that our patients can get the best results out of their clear braces.
When you start clear braces treatment, your orthodontist in Katy will go over your entire treatment plan, including when you should be wearing them and when you should switch to your next set of aligners. It is important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day; we recommend wearing them as long as possible the first 48 hours of each new set.
One of the benefits of clear braces is the fact you can remove them as needed. However, we don’t recommend removing your aligners unless you really need to. We recommend removing your aligners ONLY to eat, drink or clean your smile. Removing your aligners for more than 2 hours a day could result in less effective treatment and extended treatment time.
An important thing to keep in mind when removing your aligners is that you must clean your smile before putting them back in. Neglecting to remove debris from your mouth could result in stained aligners, foul-smelling aligners and even increased risks of decay.
Think that clear braces might be right for you? Schedule an appointment with M&G Family Dentistry in Katy, TX today!