We encourage you to take some time as you begin wearing your MTM aligner treatment to remember that these are not fixed devices. What’s that mean? Well, unlike braces that include brackets bonded to your teeth (which stay in place all day every day), your aligner trays are removable. So, you may take them out when you need to, then return them to your smile. You will also need to remove them to eat, drink, and practice dental hygiene. This means you’ll need to be quite responsible about keeping them protected. How to do so? We can easily help you succeed by avoiding some common hazards.
Eating With Them
The first hazard to avoid with your MTM aligner trays? Make sure you take them out when you eat. We know it can be tempting to cheat regarding this rule every now and then. However, if you do decide to eat or drink with them, you’re opening yourself up to some serious complications, such as:
- Stained trays
- Stained teeth
- Damaged trays
- A greater possibility of tooth decay and gingivitis
This is a pretty straightforward hazard, the side effects of which do not require much explanation. If you lose your MTM aligner trays, you won’t be able to wear them. When you go too long without wearing them, the treatment simply cannot progress. So, make some serious plans that work for you to ensure you know where they are at all times. Don’t have a case specifically for storing them when they’re not in your mouth yet? Lost it? Talk with us ASAP, so we can remedy this situation.
Keep MTM Aligners Safe
We offer helpful advice regarding how to best care for and protect your aligners, so you may enjoy successful treatment. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.