• To ensure a successful treatment outcome, patients must participate in virtual alignercheck appointments via the video conferencing application at the recommended time
  • All patients must also attend in-person aligner check appointments at the recommendedrecall time
  • Wear aligners as instructed at your last visit, at least 20 hrs/day, 1-2 weeks/tray.
  • Clean aligners with a soft toothbrush, cold water, and antibacterial hand
  • If your aligners are particularly dirty you may use RetainerBrite to clean We willprovide you with a sample of this product, and it is widely available for purchase on
  • Aside from cold water, please do not eat/drink with your aligners in your
  • Keep your aligners in a safe place away from pets and high
  • Never wrap aligners in a napkin as they are often mistakenly

Always bring all of your aligners and 3D models to your appointments.




  1. Be sure to have the proper aligner in-hand (upper or lower) prior to insertion.
  2. When inserting each aligner, gently push the aligners over your front teeth first. Then apply equal pressure, using your fingertips, to the tops of your left and right molars until the aligner snaps into
  3. Do not use your teeth to bite your aligners into
  4. If your aligner does not seat completely try using the “aligner chewy” you were given to help seat the aligner in the area.


  1. Use your fingertip on the inside of your back molar to slowly pull the aligner downward and away from your
  2. Repeat this process on the other side of your mouth before trying to completely remove the
  3. Once the aligner is disengaged from the molars on both sides of your mouth, you should be able to slowly work your way forward gently prying the aligner away from your teeth with your
  4. If you have difficulty removing your aligner, try using the “aligner removal tool” you were given to help remove the aligner.



At each visit you will be given sets of clear  aligners and their  corresponding  3D printed models. Lost or damaged aligners and 3D models may cause treatment delays and will result  in additional costs as follows:

  • $25 — per lost or damaged aligner
  • $25 — per lost or damaged 3D printed model
  • $5 — per replacement aligner case



Why Consult in-Person?

An in-person consult will give you an opportunity to discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Moody, as well as tour our state-of-the-art office. At your consultation, Dr. Moody will review your medical and dental histories and examine your teeth. During the visit, we will also review all financial info, and insurance coverages, and provide flexible payment plans. If desired, most patients can start treatment on the same day. Contact us and receive a callback.