If you want to have a successful Easter with your orthodontic aligners, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our orthodontist, Dr. Tuhina Roy, is happy to discuss the things you can do to have the top-notch Easter you deserve and to avoid orthodontic problems while you hunt for Easter eggs, eat yummy treats and spend time with your family. All you need to do are the following things:
-Take your aligner out before eating: This is important because if you keep your appliance in your mouth while you eat and chew gum, then it can scratch and even damage the aligner. This can make the aligner noticeable and it can damage the aligner to the point where it can no longer effectively align your smile.
-Clean your smile regularly: Make sure to brush and floss after each time you eat and drink (this is not necessary when you drink water). This is important because if you fail to brush and floss, food particles and bacteria can become trapped under your aligner when you put it back over your smile. This can give the harmful substances time to attack and harm the tooth enamel.
-Wash your aligner: Washing your aligner can also help you avoid dental issues because it can remove plaque from the surface and help you prevent buildup. Plaque promotes tooth decay and gum disease. So, make sure to rinse your aligner each time you take it out of the mouth and thoroughly clean the aligner regularly.
For more information and details about how to have a good Easter with orthodontic aligners in Little Falls, New Jersey, please contact our orthodontic team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is reach out to Troy Orthodontics at 973-785-3035 and we will be happy to give you the answers and help you need!