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Is There a Right Way to Remove Your Invisalign Aligner?

If you have an Invisalign aligner, you probably already know about the perk of being able to remove it when needed, for eating, cleaning your teeth or other activities. If you are considering getting Invisalign treatment in Surrey, now you know one of the best perks about Invisalign. Here are some tips on how to properly and safely remove your aligner to prevent damage.

Keep It Warm
This advice is both for removing and putting the aligner back into your mouth. When the plastic is warm, it tends to be more flexible. Vice versa, if the plastic is cold, such as right after having a cold drink, it becomes more rigid and harder to remove. It is always a good idea to run it under some warm water before putting it back into your mouth.

Work from the Back
Many patients with Invisalign find it easier to remove if they start lifting from the back, slowly working their way forward. There often tends to be more “suction” to the longer front teeth. If this is not helping, you may also try to start on one side, and work toward the other. Just make sure the aligner is warm.

Get a Better Grip
If you find it difficult to grip the aligner to remove it, there are some options that might help with this. Many patients find using a piece of paper towel helps with their grip. Just be careful not to use tissue or toilet paper, as this could dissolve quickly in your mouth. Nitrile gloves might help as well with grip. There are also special tools available, but these are often not recommended, as they could apply too much pressure and crack or break the aligner.

As you get used to your Invisalign aligner, you will find methods for removing your aligner that works best for you. Just remember to be careful and patient. And remember, for all your orthodontic care needs in Surrey, trust Maduke Bulat.

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