Is It OK to Skip an Invisalign Tray?

Award-winning Orthodontist in Suwanee Answers: Is It OK to Skip or Advance Invisalign Trays? [Atlanta, Johns Creek, Ga] A quick answer to this question is no. This simply means that the fit of the aligner will be compromised even though the aligner may not feel any different on the teeth.

How can I speed up my Invisalign?

One of the best ways to speed up the Invisalign process is by using AcceleDent. It is a system that actually helps your teeth move more efficiently, so you can switch into the next set of aligners faster, and therefore, finish your entire treatment at a much faster pace.

Can Invisalign ruin your teeth?

Root resorption: Invisalign® has to cause a cellular response in the roots of the teeth in order to let them move. The teeth can also become damaged after the treatment if you lose gum support or gone due to a periodontal disease, and if there was root resorption during the treatment.

How much does Invisalign move teeth per tray?

The teeth will typically move 1/10mm per tray. So when you put a new tray in, the teeth in the tray are slightly straighter than your teeth are. This puts pressure on your teeth, and over the course of two weeks your teeth will move so that they match the tray.

What can Invisalign not fix?

There are a number of orthodontic issues that Invisalign can fix. Some of the most common include crooked teeth, overbites (where the upper teeth jut out in front of the bottom teeth), and underbites (where the bottom teeth jut out in front of the upper teeth).

What happens if I wear my Invisalign less than 22 hours per day?

Too work effectively, Invisalign requires self-discipline and patient compliance. Those who wear their aligners for less than 22 hours a day will see much slower results, and while a couple of hours here or there won’t derail your progress, forgetting to wear them for a week can have more serious consequences.

How do you know when to change Invisalign trays?

Invisalign® trays are typically changed out every one to two weeks. You should make sure you follow the intervals specified by your treatment plan. Your dentist can determine how often you should change trays to move your teeth at a manageable pace and get you closer to achieving the results you desire.

How long does it take to get a replacement Invisalign tray?

It typically takes two weeks to reorder and receive new trays. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and for more information about Invisalign® braces.

How many trays do you need for Invisalign?

“I started Invisalign at the end of September 2018 and was given 18 trays—one tray per week—with an estimation [that] I would be done in January. I was super pleased with that, as a previous dentist said I would need to have Invisalign for over two years, longer than I had actual braces.

Do Invisalign trays get easier to remove?

Elimination of Invisalign aligners in the first few weeks isn’t easy. Also placing in your aligners very first thing at night will mean that they are far easier to remove during daily. Aligners do the most work when first put in, thus they’re frequently in this period much tighter and in turn, harder to remove.

How often do you change Invisalign trays?

How do I get a replacement Invisalign?

That means that they are unlikely to be responsible for any extra charges or fees. Your ORTHODONTIST can make you a replacement tray for the one you’ve lost, and your Invisalign treatment will continue as intended.

How do I know if Invisalign is working?

How to Tell If Invisalign is Tracking Correctly. Your aligners should fit snugly against your teeth without any large and noticeable gaps. You should bite down on the chewies every morning and evening while wearing your Invisalign trays to make sure your aligners continue to fit close to your teeth.

Do you lose weight with Invisalign?

Weight loss is one of the most unexpected side effects of Invisalign. Although Invisalign patients can take out their aligners to eat or brush their teeth, they must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. While wearing Invisalign aligners, many patients have reported that they have lost anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds.

What happens after last Invisalign tray?

You may have heard that you can continue wearing your last Invisalign tray as a retainer. We don’t recommend this for two reasons: The aligners will tend to get dirty and degrade over time, even when you clean it as ordered. The aligner material is also flexible and not meant to be worn over the long term.

What can you drink while wearing Invisalign?

That being said, while wearing Invisalign, you can only drink cold water and maybe some clear sparkling water. Hot tea will stain and warp the aligners. Sugary and alcoholic drinks will lead to plaque buildup.

Do you have to wear Invisalign forever?

Whether you had metal braces, clear braces or removable Invisalign aligners, you will need to wear retainers. After 12 months of continuous retainer wear, we will often recommend wearing your retainers 3-5 times a week for as long as you live. Many patients are shocked by these recommendations.