2 Common Ways Patients Lose Aligner Trays

It’s more common than you might think that patients lose their aligner trays. Unfortunately, this means you need a replacement and it may lead to additional costs. While we all misplace things occasionally, you don’t really want to go without your ClearCorrect treatment for more than two to four hours a day. To help you recognize some common instances in which patients lose their trays, you can make a mental note and do your best to remain quite vigilant to avoid becoming a victim to these pitfalls.

#1: They’re Thrown Away

You might think to yourself, “Of course I know this is a common way to lose a ClearCorrect treatment tray.” However, we remind you because we see this all too often! What we suggest is to create a game plan from day one. The moment you receive your aligner trays, make a decision regarding how you will store your trays when you’re at home and how you will store them when you’re out to eat, so they never end up lost or in the trash can.

#2: They’re Left Behind During Travel

It’s very easy to leave your ClearCorrect treatment trays behind. Unfortunately, if you’re already on a plane and your trays are still in your hotel room, you’ve got a problem. To avoid such an issue, it’s best to have a reminder on your phone or a checklist that you rely on daily. Keep up with a steady routine even while traveling to avoid lost trays. You will get used to making sure they’re in your mouth, so it won’t feel like a chore (instead, it will just feel like second nature).

Plan To Protect Clear Aligner Trays

Planning ahead with tips from our practice can ensure you keep your ClearCorrect aligner trays safe, rather than dealing with losing them. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

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