You should always wear clear aligners, except when you are eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. It is okay to drink water with clear aligners, but if you drink anything other than water, they should be removed to avoid staining.
When you do take them out, be sure to store them in one of the cases that we provide you. The easiest way to lose them is to wrap them in a napkin and throw them out in the trash. Replacing them costs $100 per aligner so try not to lose them! When you take them out to eat, it is best to brush your teeth and clean the aligners before putting them back in.
However, if you lose your Clear Aligners, use the previous one and call our office so that we can order a new one for you. We proudly serve the residents of Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Avondale, Aurora, Bucktown, Burbank, Chicago, DeKalb, Harwood Heights, Waukegan, Hillside, Homewood, Joliet, Mundelein, Pilsen, and Rockford and their neighboring communities with the best orthodontic care at an affordable price.