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What happens if I get off track with my Invisalign treatment?

In order for your orthodontic treatment to be successful with clear aligners, you will be required to wear them for 22 hours a day. Today, our 100 Mile House dentists talk about what happens if you don't wear your Invisalign clear aligners as often as needed and what you can do if you get off track during treatment.

Invisalign Clear Aligners For Orthodontic Treatment

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment method that is commonly used to alter the appearance of the teeth of teens and young adults. The major appeal of Invisalign is how these clear aligners can fit into your lifestyle—they are discreet and can be removed for eating, drinking, and playing sports. However, it is imperative that you wear your Invisalign clear aligners for no less than 22 hours a day throughout treatment in order to have the desired results.

What To Expect If You Get Off Track With Invisalign Clear Aligners

If you do not wear your Invisalign clear aligners for the recommended period of time, you may find that they do not fit as well as they should or that there are gaps between your teeth and the aligners.

The recommended wear time for each custom Invisalign tray set is 22 hours each day for two weeks. If you do not wear your aligners on a regular basis, your teeth will move more slowly, and you will be less likely to complete your treatment.

What You Can Do If You Get Off Track

Life happens, and occasionally you can get off track with your Invisalign treatment. Here are some simple strategies to help you get back on track:

Update your dentist as soon as you are off track with treatment

Make an appointment with your veterinarian to discuss your treatment choices if you believe you are not following your prescribed course of action. Your dentist can assess your condition and advise you on when to restart your treatment.

Ask if you can return to your previous set of Invisalign clear aligners

It may be suggested that you return to your old clear aligners before beginning the treatment as planned. This keeps your teeth in the appropriate place so that when you acquire your new set, your treatment will go more smoothly. You can consult your dentist about which pair to wear and for how long.

Work with your dentist to ensure treatment success

If your old sets of aligners no longer fit correctly, your dentist may need to design a new set of aligners and change your treatment plan to help you get back on track. The earlier you visit your dentist, the less likely it is that you will require significant revisions to your treatment plan.

To make the most of your treatment and help it succeed, keep your dentists informed and continue to collaborate with them during treatment.

Have you been less than consistent with your Invisalign treatment? Contact our 100 Mile House dentists to schedule a visit today to help get you back on track.

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