How to Use SmilePath Clear Aligners - SmilePath NZ

Say Goodbye to Crooked or Gapped Teeth and Hello to a Confident Smile!

To ensure your treatment is successful, it's important to follow these instructions:

  1. Wear your aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day, and remove them only to brush, floss, eat, and drink water. Do not leave them out for more than 2 hours per day.
  2. When you start a new set of aligners, use the aligner chewies every day throughout your entire treatment to help the fitting process. If the aligners do not fit well, do not switch to a new set and contact us for assistance.
  3. Switch to your new aligners at night before bed and rinse them before inserting. This minimizes discomfort and makes them easier to remove in the morning.
  4. Check your attachments daily and contact us if they come off or partially break.
  5. If you lose an aligner, wear the next one in the series or return to the previous one if it's unavailable.
  6. Bring at least your last 3 sets of aligners to every appointment and continue wearing your last set if you finish them before your next appointment.
  7. Use an emery board or sandpaper to smooth any sharp edges on your aligners.
  8. Clean your aligners daily with mild soap and soak them weekly in denture cleaner, white vinegar, or Steraligner. Do not use mouthwash.
  9. Keep your aligners in their case and away from pets, as they love the smell of your saliva.
  10. Always keep chewy in your case and do not leave your aligners out to avoid loss or breakage.

Following these instructions will ensure your treatment progresses smoothly and effectively.

Let's get started on your journey to a confident, beautiful smile.


What should I do if I lose an aligner?

If you lose an aligner, wear the next one in the series or go back to the previous one if it's not available. It's important to continue wearing your aligners as much as possible to maintain progress in your treatment. If you lose multiple aligners or have concerns about your treatment progress, contact SmilePath for assistance.

Can I eat and drink while wearing clear aligners?

It's recommended that you remove your clear aligners while eating or drinking anything other than water. This helps to prevent staining and damage to the aligners. Be sure to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth before putting your aligners back in.

Will wearing clear aligners affect my speech?

It's normal to experience some initial difficulty speaking when you first start wearing clear aligners. This is because your mouth needs time to adjust to the aligners. However, most people find that their speech returns to normal within a few days. If you continue to have difficulty speaking after several days, contact your orthodontist for assistance.