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Everyday Aligner Maintenance

Clear Aligners

Whether you’re wearing Invisalign, Clear Correct, or another brand of clear orthodontic aligners, you want to make sure you’re keeping them clean every day. Otherwise, they can accumulate food debris and stains. The last thing you want is an increased risk of tooth decay or discoloration across your smile.

Here are some easy tips to follow to keep your clear aligners clean (and your teeth brighter, too!)

Rinse Your Mouth and Aligners Routinely—Especially after you eat lunch or snack, when you’re probably not brushing your teeth. Rinsing doesn’t replace brushing, but it’s great for a mid-day boost if you know you have something in your mouth.

Use a Non-Abrasive Cleanser—Make sure you’re thoroughly brushing the inside and outside of your aligners at least twice a day. You can use toothpaste if you like, so long as it’s not abrasive. Harsh toothpastes or baking soda can scratch your aligners, making them more susceptible to accumulating buildup throughout the day. If you can, soak your trays in an effervescent cleansing solution at least once a week to loosen any heavier buildup.

Don’t Drink or Eat Anything with Aligners in Your Mouth—Except water, that is. Dark liquids can trap stain under your tray. Plus, food debris can get stuck between your teeth and aligners, leading to an increase in plaque, decay, stain, and bad breath.

Store Your Aligners Properly—If you’re taking your trays out for some reason, store them in a hard case and in a cool area. Never keep them in the car or where they could get too hot.

Looking for Invisalign in Marietta? Visit our orthodontist, Dr. William R. Kincer today to find out if you qualify.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

    Lindsay D
  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

    Jen B
  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.

    Franny

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