March 9, 2023

What Do I Do If My Invisalign Aligner Doesn’t Fit?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_stampe @ 3:24 pm
person holding Invisalign aligner and smiling

Invisalign is a widely used orthodontic treatment due to how discreet it is. This allows patients to straighten their beam without bulky brackets and wires. Invisalign is also removable, which makes it easier to clean your teeth and lets you eat almost anything without issue. Though Invisalign is customized for your mouth, there are some cases when your aligners may not fit perfectly. Keep reading to learn what can cause this.

How Should an Invisalign Aligner Feel?

Initially, Invisalign aligners may cause some discomfort as they need to be tight enough to exert pressure on the teeth. This pressure is necessary to move the teeth gradually into their desired position. At the same time, the aligners also need to accommodate the teeth in their new position. This can cause slight gaps at first.

Once your teeth start to move, the aligners will fit more comfortably. However, if you experience persistent pain or discomfort, you should consult your orthodontist, who can determine if any adjustments are necessary.

How Will I Know if My Aligner Doesn’t Fit?

It can be difficult to determine if your Invisalign aligners fit properly by sensation alone. It’s essential to differentiate between normal discomfort and something that’s cause for concern and warrants professional help.

Your first set of Invisalign aligners may take a week or two to start to feel comfortable. Subsequent trays should only feel slightly tight for a day at most. If you experience discomfort beyond this, it could indicate a problem that needs attention.

What Do I Do If My Aligner Doesn’t Fit?

If your Invisalign aligner is rubbing against your gums or lips, it may not have been trimmed to fit your mouth correctly. Be sure to let your orthodontist know so that they can make the necessary adjustments.

They will be able to identify potential issues and provide insight into whether the discomfort you’re experiencing is normal. If your aligner is broken or warped, your dentist may advise advancing to the next stage earlier or reverting to a previous aligner while waiting for a replacement to be ordered.

About Our Practice

CityLine Dental Center is committed to providing patients with top-quality dental care. Their team believes in treating everyone with compassion and respect, ensuring that patients feel comfortable and at ease throughout their appointments. If you have any concerns or questions about the fit of your Invisalign aligners, they are ready to help so you can continue on your journey toward a beautiful beam. You can contact CityLine Dental Center’s office at (972) 231-9499 or visit their website if you want more information on Invisalign or to schedule an appointment.

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