Aligner Instructions

Instructions for Aligner Wear

  • Wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day.
  • Wear each set of aligners as instructed by the orthodontist, or use the Dental Monitoring App.
  • Use “Movemints” to help seat your aligners for a better fit when inserting your aligners or whenever you want to freshen your breath. Available at
  • An alternative to Movemints are reusable BPA-free Aligner Chewies/ Clenchy. Bite and squeeze in different areas for 1-2 minutes whenever at home and inserting aligners. OR “Chewies” are available at
  • Each aligner indicates its “number” and whether it for the Upper or Lower arch
  • Keep all previously worn aligners in its original bag.


How to Care for Your Aligners

  • NEVER eat or drink anything but WATER while wearing your aligners.
  • NEVER drink anything HOT with your aligners in your mouth.
  • When eating or drinking, remove aligners and place into the provided case for safe keeping. DO NOT place your aligners in your pocket or wrap in napkins as this will lead to accidental damage or discarding of aligners.
  • Brush your teeth and the inside of the aligners after every meal. Aligners should always be clear. If aligners become cloudy, it is an indication of plaque accumulation. This can be extremely damaging to your teeth (causing “white spots,” decalcification, and cavities).
  • Brush aligners with toothpaste and COOL water or with baking soda and water.
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Aligner Fit

  • Your aligners should have no visible space seen between the edge of the teeth and the aligner itself. If an “air gap” exists, use Movemints/Clenchy/Chewies in the area with the air gap until the aligner fits properly.


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