Should I Bite Down on My Invisalign?

The best results from your Invisalign treatment are obtained when your teeth fit perfectly in each aligner before you move on to the next. By biting down on chewies a few times a day for 5-10 minutes at a time, you will help seat the aligner, which means the aligner fits tightly against your teeth.

Is it OK to not wear Invisalign for a day?

If the tray is lost or not worn, the teeth will tend to drift. This is why it is so important to wear the trays for at least 20 hours a day and to wear retainers for up to a year after treatment is finished.

How much does each Invisalign tray move your teeth?

Each aligner is responsible for just one step in the teeth straightening process and causes specific teeth to shift very slightly – about one-hundredth of an inch.

Do chewies really help Invisalign?

Biting down on them for 5-10 minutes a few times daily helps your aligner ‘sit’ better, so it fits more securely against your teeth. New aligners may not fit tightly at first, and using chewies to provide extra pressure can help straighten your teeth faster.

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 chewies speed up Invisalign?

By biting down on chewies a few times a day for 5-10 minutes at a time, you will help seat the aligner, which means the aligner fits tightly against your teeth. Using chewies regularly will increase the likelihood that you will finish treatment on time.

What happens if I only wear my Invisalign at night?

Although the odd hour lost here and there won’t be too detrimental, choosing to wear your aligners at night only will greatly reduce Invisalign’s effectiveness. Invisalign moves teeth slowly and in small increments. Therefore, the progress made during the night will be lost throughout the day.

Can you change Invisalign trays every 5 days?

Most people who’ve gone through Invisalign are familiar with the standard rules… Wear your trays 20-22 hours a day and change to the next set every two weeks. In late 2016 Invisalign changed up those rules.

How do you know when to change Invisalign trays?

Every one to two weeks, you will switch to the next set of aligners in the series. Your dentist will let you know exactly when to make the switch. Remember that it’s absolutely vital to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day.

How do I know if my Invisalign tray fits?

If your dentist or orthodontist tells you that you can change your trays every week, it is actually recommended that you do so by Invisalign. If your dentist or orthodontist is still having you change your trays every two weeks ask them to look up the updated recommendations from Invisalign.

Why do my Invisalign trays feel loose?

The fact that they are feeling loose is actually a good thing, it means the teeth are moving into the appropriate place. You’ll notice the same thing every time you change out your aligners for a new set. Sometimes, they’ll take the full two weeks and other times, it may be just a few days.

What happens if you don’t wear your Invisalign for a week?

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 long does it take to get your Invisalign trays?

Once I receive their new mockup and give my approval, the lab starts manufacturing your aligners and ships them to us once complete. This whole process takes approximately three weeks.