Wearing Your Aligners

  • Align the appliance with your teeth, and push on it vertically until you feel it “snap” into place.
  • Your Aligners should be worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day.
  • You may experience some soreness and pressure for the first couple of days after placement of a new aligner.
  • A lisp may also occur until your tongue has adjusted to the aligner, usually within a few days.
  • Drink plenty of water, as your mouth may become dry.
  • Remove your aligners when eating or drinking and store them in the case provided to avoid losing them and getting them contaminated.
  • Clean your aligners at least twice a day with a toothbrush and cold water.
  • Brush and floss after every meal to avoid food getting trapped under your aligner otherwise.
  • Always follow your doctor’s instructions; if you suspect an allergic reaction, discontinue the use immediately and contact your doctor.
  • Any fitting issues and concerns can also be directed to your doctor.
  • Always bring your previous set of aligners when going in for check-ups and appointments.
  • Keep aligners away from hot, sweet, and colored liquids that can cause discoloration or warping.
  • Keep aligners away from pets and children.

Rare Complications

1) It is crucial for the dental office to be informed about any general health problems such as bone, blood or endocrine disorders, as many of these disease categories and some of the prescription and non-prescription drugs (including bisphosphonates) can affect teeth movement, which would interfere with the outcome of the Crystal Clear Aligners.

2) The length of treatment with Crystal Clear Aligners is primarily dependent on patient cooperation. Missed appointments, poor compliance with the due hours of wearing and/or instructions, poor oral hygiene and broken/lost appliances inevitably can lengthen the treatment, increase the cost, and affect the excellence of the predicted results.

3) Initially, the aligners may temporarily adversely affect speech and salivation. As a result, getting accustomed to the Crystal Clear aligners may take days or weeks. However, as the function is adjusted, salivation will cease. Please note that each case varies with an individual.

4) Custom color attachments will be bonded to certain teeth which will help Crystal Clear aligners stay in place.

5) Although Crystal Clear aligners are manufactured in USA with PBA free material, there is always the possibility of an allergic reaction.

6) Crystal Clear Aligners are not effective in the movement of dental implants.

7) Although it is very rare, wearing upper and lower stents may cause slight joint discomfort, headaches or ear soreness.

8) Due to the anatomy of the teeth, additional cosmetic dental procedures may be required to boost the treatment outcome for an additional cost.