Your Day to Day Routine With ClearCorrect Dental Aligners

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway and Nearby Areas of Texas


ClearCorrect Dental AlignersClearCorrect dental aligners are a comparable dental correction choice to InvisalignⓇ that works the same way in removing the need for normal metal braces. With that being said, there is a lot more freedom available to those who take this choice over metal braces. What you can eat, how you care for your teeth, and in general how you go about your day-to-day can all be different with ClearCorrect as your dental correction choice. Below we will discuss what your day-to-day routine is going to look like, and how you can get the most out of these clear aligners. 


One of the best benefits in terms of comfort during your time using clear dental aligners, is that you don’t have to change what you eat. With metal braces, you have to avoid many crunchy and sticky foods for fear of your braces getting gummed up or damaged. But with ClearCorrect aligners you can simply pop them off right before eating and then pop them back in after a quick brush after your meal. This versatility allows you to eat the foods you want no matter how detrimental they may have been for typical braces. However, that is simply because you can take them off. Which can become somewhat tedious at times as you should never eat with them in. So even if you just want a small snack, it is much better to take them off than leave them in. 

This goes double for what you may want to drink. You can drink water with your clear aligners in but other than that, you should be taking them out if you are going to enjoy anything else. Whether that’s soda, juice, a smoothie, or anything else. For some of those it is better for your teeth if you avoid them altogether, but we get it, they can be very tasty.

Day to Day Routine

So you will be taking off your aligner relatively frequently based on your eating and snacking habits. But that also means you have to be very present and responsible for putting them back in as soon as you finish eating and have brushed your teeth or used mouth rinse. This can include keeping track of your aligners, we’ve heard plenty of stories of them being put on a plate and accidentally thrown away-so it’s important to be mindful. But in return for this awareness, you can also remove your aligners for any manner of important events. This could be for picture day and wanting to show off your teeth, or for sporting events and wanting to protect them. You can take them out, pop in your mouth guard and get the game going. Again though, even if you’re tired after a big game, you need to make sure they get put back in so they can do their job.

Caring for Your Dental Aligners

Care for your aligner is simple as you’ll still be able to brush and floss your teeth like usual by taking them out. This is not the case with typical metal braces which can be quite the event to brush with at times. For the aligner themselves, you’ll either be given a cleaning solution to soak them in for a brief period, or a basic cleaner to brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Otherwise, all you have to do is pop them in.

We hope this provided some reassuring info about ClearCorrect dental aligners. This truly is a convenient and effective dental correction solution. But it is not always right for everyone, there are some rare cases in which normal braces could provide more efficient correction. To find out more and see if they’re right for you, all you have to do is call us at 512-329-5967. Schedule an appointment with us at Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry in Austin, TX, today!