Invisalign trays not tracking? here’s what to do | Dentist River West Chicago

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If you have just started an Invisalign treatment and have noticed that your aligners and teeth are not in line, it may mean that your aligners are not following your teeth. If you don’t fix this problem in time, it can cause delays in the effectiveness of your treatment.

Here’s what to do if your Invisalign Trays are not tracking.

what is invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic device that uses clear brackets and wires to straighten teeth. The aligners are specially made to fit your teeth so that they move them in the right direction. They look like retainers, the only difference being in how long patients have to wear them. Unlike retainers, which are only worn at night, Invisalign must be worn throughout most of the day.

what to do if invisalign no longer follows your tooth

Here’s what you can do if you think your Invisalign braces are not tracking your teeth properly.

  • Are You Wearing It As Recommended?

Most gaps between braces and teeth usually occur because patients are not wearing the braces properly. It’s strongly advised that you wear your Invisalign braces for 22 hours every day to ensure the best orthodontic results. Failure to do so may result in slower tooth movement as well as an undesirable movement of the aligners.

  • Use Invisalign Chewies to Fit Them  Correctly

Chewies are flexible, soft scrolls that resemble an earplug and have the role of helping the Invisalign braces sit correctly on your teeth. After eating or brushing your teeth, chew them for a few minutes to make sure the Invisalign sits back on your teeth.

This forces the aligners to take the correct position. Use chewies especially if you’ve just gotten a new set of aligners that are too fixed on the tooth.

  • Don’t Skip Your Dental Appointments

If the treatment is not going as expected and you don’t see any significant improvement in your teeth’ appearance after a while, then you should make an appointment with your doctor. They will examine your teeth and propose a change in treatment and possibly prescribe new aligners. They might also suggest using Invisalign cufflinks to make your teeth move in the right direction.

  • Ask Your Dentist About Your Dental History

With the help of backtracking you can figure out if your teeth are moving at the right speed and in the right direction, so you can modify your treatment to get the best results.

If the backtracking is good, then your doctor may recommend that you switch back to the old anesthetic to correct your teeth properly.

we can help you get a beautiful smile

If you are considering Invisalign instead of traditional braces or have any other cosmetic issues that you would like to fix, at Gleam Dental Studio, we can offer the type of care you want.

Contact us now to schedule your appointment.