New Smile or Bust: Traveling With Clear Aligners

Let’s be honest here: one of the best benefits of a healthy, new smile with clear aligners is getting to show it off wherever you go. And with Motto™, you can travel and easily keep in step with your treatment.

Check in before check-in. 

Before you travel anywhere out of town — and especially outside the U.S.—remember to pack your previous and next set of aligner trays just in case. It’s also a good idea to let your care team at Aspen Dental know you’ll be away from home. In the event you need an adjustment to further your Motto treatment, your care team can get new clear aligners to you before you leave — so you don’t have any delays en route to your new smile.

Pack a suitcase. Pack a clear aligner case.

Following this easy checklist will help keep you on course to your healthy, new smile:

  • Your next 2 sets of aligners, just in case
  • Soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Travel size toothpaste (3 oz. or less if you’re flying)
  • Dental floss
  • Aligner case
  • Chewies
  • Cleaning tablets

Make sure to pack all of these things in your carry-on bag if you’re flying.

In addition, it’s a good idea to bring a refillable water bottle so you can stay hydrated and rinse your mouth out on the fly. Added bonus: you won’t have to pay inflated prices for bottled water.

Don’t take a vacay from your routine.

Even when you’re traveling it’s important that you keep up with your clear aligner treatment habits: wear them a least 22 hours a day, brush and floss daily, removing them to eat and drink, etc. Just like your travel plans, nobody wants a delay in their journey to a new smile.

If you need a refresher on all the best practices, check out A Day in Your Life With Motto Clear Aligners.

Wherever you go, there we are. 

In the event you need us, or you misplace your clear aligners while you’re on the road, give us a call. Or if you’re in the neighborhood, you can stop in at one of our more than 950 local Aspen Dental locations across the U.S.

If you're traveling outside the U.S. for an extended time and your clear aligners get damaged, go back to wearing your previous set of aligners. Then call or visit your local Aspen Dental when you’re back stateside. In addition, if you opt to add Dental Monitoring to your treatment plan, you can check in remotely with your care team via your smartphone 24/7 even when you’re far from home.

Keeping you on track 

Whether you’re away from home for a day, a week or longer, know that your Motto care team is here to help keep your clear aligners treatment cruising at full altitude. Just keep us in the loop on your plans - and have a great trip. We’ll be here when you get back.

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