Your teeth may be tender at first
For the first few days, your teeth may become tender as they start to move. This is only temporary and will settle down. You may also get some ulcers in your mouth. Again, this only lasts a few days.
Do not use hot water to clean your aligners
This will damage them. Use your toothbrush, toothpaste and cold water, and RetainerBrite.
Please change your aligners as advised
You may have been given some aligners for you to change to over the coming weeks. It is very important that you follow your orthodontist’s advice carefully.
Keep all of your old aligners in a safe place
Sometimes, you may be advised to go back to a previous aligner, so please keep your aligners safe after you have finished with them.
Remove your aligners for main meals
Aligners should be placed in your blue aligner box during main meals and replaced immediately when you have finished. It is a good idea to brush your teeth after meal times, before replacing your aligners.
Be careful of what you drink with aligners in
Avoid hot drinks when you have your aligners in. Also, avoid sugary and fizzy drinks.
Use a fluoride mouthwash every day
Fluoride mouthwash helps to keep your teeth healthy during treatment. We advise that you use a mouthwash after you brush your teeth and braces. We sell fluoride mouthwash at reception.
Telephone us if you have any problems
If you have any problems, e.g. if you have broken your brace, please telephone the practice on
01642 243 080 during opening hours and we will give you an appointment. Or you can leave a message on the answer machine and we will get back to you as soon as possible.