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Care Tips For Patients

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  • Do not use excessive force to bend or twist an aligner to get it off
  • DO NOT use any sharp object to remove your aligners or modify the aligner
  • Do NOT use denture cleaners to clean aligners or soak them in mouthwash
  • DO NOT expose them to heat



  • Use a soft bristle toothbrush along with water to clean aligners.
  • Store your aligner in the aligner carry box after washing when not in use.
  • Brush and floss your teeth after each meal or snack prior to reinserting your aligners.
  • Regular dental checkups are recommended for the continued health of your teeth and gums


Using your fingers, start on one side at the molars, and slowly work your way around to

the other side or use removal tool for hands free removal



  • Make sure to use the correct clear aligner. Ensure no air gaps are present between your teeth and the aligner.
  • Gently push the clear aligner over your front teeth
  • Next, gently push the aligner on your back teeth with your fingertips until the aligner snaps into place and use chewies*
  • Do NOT bite your clear aligners into position since it may result in breakage or distortion of your aligners 
  • Chewies: Each time you use the chewies, bite down and hold in each spot for 10-15 seconds and walk the chewie along your arch.


  •  Always remember to wear your aligner for at least 22 hours per day. The only time you should remove it is when you eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  •  Change your tray only according to wear schedule card given only.
  •  If you do not wear your clear aligners regularly, the orthodontic treatment will not work! Anytime you are not wearing your clear aligners, your teeth will be moving back to their original, crooked locations resulting in delayed treatment.


Care Tips For Dentists

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Find Answers To Your Questions Here

  • What are DentCare Aligners?

    DentCare Aligners are custom-made, clear, and removable plastic splints designed to fit over teeth. These aligners are replaced every two weeks to gradually shift teeth into their desired positions. They are virtually invisible, allowing you to remove them when eating meals or brushing your teeth. DentCare Aligners provide the best treatment option for achieving individual oral health goals.

  • How many aligners does a patient require?

    The number of aligners needed by a patient is determined during the treatment simulation stage and can vary based on the complexity of the planned tooth movement.

  • Why should I straighten my teeth?

    Straightening your teeth is important for both health and aesthetic reasons. Over time, teeth naturally shift and move, and if misaligned teeth are left untreated, the condition can worsen. Having straight teeth promotes proper alignment of your bite, which contributes to the overall health of your jaw. A misaligned bite can lead to headaches, as well as pain in the neck and shoulders. Additionally, straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, reducing the risk of tooth decay and cavities

  • Am I too old for Aligners?

    Many individuals postpone orthodontic treatment because they believe it's too late. However, it's important to note that you are never too old for DentCare Aligners. Countless adult patients have achieved satisfying results after straightening their teeth. This is a common concern that has troubled many people for a significant period of time. What makes DentCare Aligners particularly beneficial for individuals like yourself is that you can align your teeth discreetly, without others ever realizing that you are undergoing orthodontic therapy.

  • Does DentCare Aligners hurt?

    DentCare Aligners are designed to be pain-free. However, it is common to experience temporary discomfort, especially when transitioning to a new set of aligners. This discomfort is a positive sign that the aligners are effectively progressing the treatment process.

  • When should I wear it?

    It is strongly advised to wear your DentCare Aligner daily according to the instructions provided by your dental clinician or as indicated in the DentCare Aligner schedule. You should only remove it when eating, drinking, or when brushing and cleaning your teeth.

  • How should DentCare Aligners be inserted?

    To ensure proper handling of Aligners, start by thoroughly washing your hands with soap. Remember to handle one Aligner at a time and avoid biting it into place, as this can lead to distortion or breakage. Instead, use your fingers to gently place the Aligners over your front teeth, applying pressure on the left and right molars until they snap securely into place. It is crucial to ensure each Aligner is fully seated without any gaps between the tooth and the Aligner's edge. Failure to do so may result in improper tooth movement and a misalignment with subsequent Aligners, leading to wasted weeks of treatment. Take care to follow these instructions for effective and successful treatment.

  • How should DentCare Aligners be removed?

    When removing DentCare Aligners, start by simultaneously pulling them off from both sides of the back teeth, and then gently lift them from the front teeth.

  • How can I clean my DentCare Aligners?

    Before inserting the Aligners, clean them using the provided soft brush and rinse with water.

  • Do I need retainers once my Aligner treatment is completed?

    In traditional orthodontic treatment, patients are given retainers to wear after completing their treatment. Unfortunately, a concerning 90% of patients fail to wear them. Wearing the retainer is vital to achieve the desired outcome. Similarly, with clear aligners, it is crucial for patients to adhere to the dental practitioner's recommendations and consistently wear them to preserve the treatment results.

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