The Alignment Four: 4 Tips for Game Day With Clear Aligners
2 min read
You want that winning smile as much as your team wants to win it all. So, let’s make sure there are no fouls when it comes to wearing your clear aligners on game day. With all the right moves from the Motto™ playbook, you’ve got the home team advantage.
ou want that winning smile as much as your team wants to win it all. So, let’s make sure there are no fouls when it comes to wearing your clear aligners on game day. With all the right moves from the Motto™ playbook, you’ve got the home team advantage.
Play #1: Gear up
If you’re headed out to watch the game, don’t forget to pack your clear aligners case and a travel toothbrush (along with your foam finger and jersey). That way, you can remove your aligners to enjoy the game day spread—and then duck out for a cleaning before putting your aligners back in the game.
Play #2: Make halftime snack time
Never miss a fast break or a buzzer beater. When the first half buzzer goes off, put your clear aligners in their case and enjoy all your game day favorites. You’ll have plenty of time left for a quick rinse and a brush before the second half tips off.
Play #3: H2-Only
Make sure to take your clear aligners out before drinking anything that isn’t tap water. Sugar and flavoring can all overpower your aligners’ defense. Drinking alcohol with clear aligners in—even clear, unflavored spirits—is bad for their integrity.
If you can, bring a refillable water bottle with you. It’ll help keep you hydrated and save you from trying to rinse out in a bar or stadium restroom.
Play #4: Don’t get dragged down by cigarettes
While it’s possible to smoke while undergoing clear aligners treatment, the smarter play is not to smoke at all. Nicotine and tar can quickly stain them. Even if you remove them (which you should) for a smoke, the nicotine can linger in your mouth. So, if you’re stepping out for a butt at halftime, definitely take your aligners out, and brush thoroughly before popping them back in.
Stay in the game
Your Motto care team can help you claim your championship smile in less than 6 months. Book your free consultation today, and we’ll coach you through the right treatment plan on game day and every day.
Ready to get started?
When you fall in love with your new smile, we want to make sure it’s a romance that lasts a lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to wear your retainer properly after you’re finished with Motto™ clear aligners treatment. But for how long—and when? Read on to keep that gorgeous grin locked in.
People exercise and play sports for the same reason they straighten their smiles: to look good and feel great. That’s probably why we often get asked, “Can I play sports with clear aligners in?” While the answer depends on the sport, don’t sweat the details. We’ll help coach you through the play book.
Motto™ clear aligners give you a lot to look forward to. A bigger smile? Yep. A healthier smile? Of course. Finding yourself smiling a lot more? You know it. But there are some aspects of clear aligner treatment you might not know about yet. So, let’s end the suspense by answering three of the most common questions we get.
While there are obvious and not-so-obvious differences between clear aligners and traditional braces, they do share a common goal: both can perfect your smile by straightening your teeth. But at Motto™, we believe clear aligners offer some advantages that braces clearly don’t:While there are obvious and not-so-obvious differences between clear aligners and traditional braces, they do share a common goal: both can perfect your smile by straightening your teeth. But at Motto™, we believe clear aligners offer some advantages that braces clearly don’t.
Why resolve to put your smile first in 2022? For one, a great smile can help you make great first impressions in the new year and beyond. Your smile says so much about your confidence and overall health. Here’s a quick checklist of healthy resolutions you can do in ’22 to flash the best version of you.
It’s the holiday season — time for parties and get-togethers with friends and family. And while you celebrate, your Motto™ clear aligners are still hard at work to give you the gift of a new smile. But the merriment — and especially the travel — can make it more challenging to keep up with your treatment. Follow these tips to stay on track during the holidays so you can enjoy a happier, healthier new smile in the new year.
Before you plan your clear aligners journey, you've probably got important questions like: "what are aligners for teeth" and "how do aligners work." We'll answer all of those questions —and more—, so you can feel more comfortable getting started.
Sure, a straighter smile is an obvious benefit of clear aligner treatment. But there are also so many other advantages you can enjoy from your head to your waistline to daily life in general.