Welcome to the Aligner32 User Guide!
We know that using clear aligners can be a new and exciting experience, which is why we have created this guide to help you get the most out of your Aligner32 aligners.
Inserting your aligners
- Select an aligner from the bags, thoroughly rinse it with lukewarm water, identify if it's the top or bottom aligner.
- Begin by inserting your aligners into your mouth, making sure they fit snugly against your teeth.
- Do not bite the aligners to make them fit as it can cause severe damage.
Wearing your aligners
- Wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day, removing them only when eating, brushing, and flossing. This ensures that your teeth are moving consistently and that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Switching your aligners
- Remember to switch to a new set of aligners every 10/14 days (as advised by your assigned expert).
- Each set of aligners will move your teeth closer to the desired position. Make sure to follow the prescribed schedule as directed by your dentist.
Taking Care of Clear Aligners
- Always keep your Aligner32 aligners in their case.
- Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and some neutral soap to clean them, rinse them well with lukewarm water.
- Avoid soaking them in mouthwash, wearing them while drinking colored liquids, and using denture cleaners.
- Brush your teeth and floss after every meal or snack before putting the aligners back on.
Storing your aligners
- When not wearing your aligners, store them in the provided case to prevent loss or damage.
- Keep all your aligners in their bags (even the ones you have already used) and do not throw them away until your treatment is complete.
Things to Avoid
- Biting or using excessive force when putting the aligners in place.
- Leaving the aligners out for extended periods of time. Failure to wear the aligners for the recommended amount of time can slow down progress in the treatment process.
- Using toothpaste that contains abrasive particles or using a hard-bristled toothbrush to clean the aligners. This can scratch the surface of the aligners, making them more visible and reducing their effectiveness.
- Chewing gum or smoking while wearing aligners. These habits can cause the aligners to become discolored, damaged, or distorted, and can also affect the fit of the aligners.
No, it's best to remove your clear aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This helps prevent staining and damage to the aligners.
Yes, clear aligners are designed to be comfortable to wear, with smooth edges that won't irritate the gums or cheeks. While some patients may experience mild discomfort or pressure during the first few days of wearing a new tray, this typically subsides quickly.
There is no predetermined length of time for your therapy since every patient is different. However, the
aligner expert will generally give you a rough idea of how long you must wear your aligners.
Most patients use clear aligners for 12 to 18 months on average. Your aligners will work better the more often you use them.
Clear aligners can be removed during sports or other physical activities, but patients should be careful not to lose or damage them. Patients should wear a mouthguard over their clear aligners during sports or other activities that involve contact or impact to the mouth.