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Why Aren’t My Invisalign Trays Tracking? What should I do?

All Kind Smiles in West Allis is a place to get Invisalign. Your new Invisalign aligners aren’t seating properly, creating significant spaces between them and your teeth. You recently changed to a new set of Invisalign aligners. If your aligners don’t seem to fit, what should you do? Here are 4 actions you may follow to guarantee that your treatment goes as planned without interruptions or issues.

  1. To seat your aligners, try using Invisalign “Chewies”

As part of your Invisalign treatment, you can either purchase chewies from our clinic or order them online. The Invisalign chewies resemble cotton rolls and are made to be extremely squishy, chewy, and strong.

Simply insert a chewy in your mouth after you’ve changed your aligners, and chew it for 5 minutes, making sure to chew it thoroughly throughout your mouth. Even if your aligners are quite tight, using a chewie can help push them back into place so that they correctly hug your teeth.

  1. Ensure that you use your aligners for at least 20 hours each day.

Your treatment could lag if you are not adhering to your dentist’s recommendations for wearing your Invisalign aligners, which would result in tracking problems with your Invisalign trays. At least 20 hours a day must be spent wearing your aligners, and most dentists advise wearing them for at least 22.

Only take them out to eat, drink (apart from water), and to clean and floss your teeth. The more often you wear your aligners, the less likely tracking problems and treatment delays will occur.

  1. Inquire with your dentist about using an earlier set of aligners.

You might wish to ask your dentist for permission to go back to your old aligners if your new set seems really tight and chewies aren’t working. According to your treatment plan, it’s likely that your teeth haven’t moved entirely as they were supposed to.

Your teeth can be placed correctly by wearing an old pair of aligners for a week or two. After that, you can return to the set that wasn’t tracking correctly and determine whether they fit.

  1. Speak with your dentist about modifying your Invisalign treatment.

Your Invisalign treatment plan could occasionally be incomplete. Sometimes teeth require more time or force to move than your plan will anticipate, necessitating a revision of your treatment and the purchase of several new sets of aligners.

In this situation, Dr. Pogodzinski or Dr. Blanco can work with you to modify your course of treatment, obtain new aligners, and take further steps to realign your teeth.

Follow These Steps To Maintain The Pace Of Your Invisalign Treatment!

Not all is lost if your Invisalign trays aren’t tracking correctly. You’ll be sure to get the assistance you require if you follow the instructions above. In West Allis, are you considering Invisalign? The All Kind Smiles staff is available to assist you. To arrange a consultation with one of our specialists and learn if Invisalign is the best option for you, reach out to us online or by phone at (414) 475-0588 right now.