Do you want to have a successful spring break that is loaded with fun times with family and friends? If so, then you probably want to avoid orthodontic problems with our aligners. If you’re not careful, you and your aligners can suffer the consequences, which can put a damper on your vacation. So, our orthodontist, Dr. Steven Ricci, encourages you to care for your aligners and have a successful spring break by doing the following things.
Pack your oral hygiene kit
Your oral hygiene kit should include your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and tools to clean your aligner. It’s important to clean your aligner often because plaque can build up on the appliance and cause dental issues.
Clean your smile regularly
Make sure to brush twice a day, floss once a day and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily. This can help you prevent dental issues while you’re on spring break. If you don’t clean your teeth and gums often, like after each time you eat or drink something, then bacteria, sugar and other harmful substances can become trapped under the aligner and damage your smile.
Take your aligner out of your mouth before eating
This is important because if you keep your aligner in the mouth, then you can damage the appliance as you chew. So, make sure to remove the aligner before eating food or even before chewing gum. It’s also best to remember to rinse your aligner each time you take it out.
Call Ricci Orthodontics today at 678-932-0308 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about orthodontic aligners in Johns Creek, Georgia. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!