I was a GREAT INVISALIGN patient for the first 10 trays, I wore them as I was supposed to and kept up wih my appointments etc. My 11th tray was very difficult to put in/out (more so than the others) and painful so I started getting less diligent. I then left the state for 2 months, and forgot my trays at home. I'm back, I wanted to get back on track but #11 doesn't fit... I can't find Tray #10 but have all my others. I'm SO EMBARRASSED to call the doctor, it's mortifying. Advise please?
Can I Get Back on Track? I Went 2 Months Without Trays.
Doctor Answers (3)
Just go back the the tray that fits well and start over. If that works, the dentist will just have to reorder #10. That should work . If not, your dentist may have to do what is called a midcourse correction which means taking new impressions and having new aligners fabricated. There may be a cost for that.
Dr. Sue Wendling
Missed 2 months of invisalign tray
Don't be embarrassed to tell your Dr what happened. This kind of things happens all the time. Most likely you will losse a couple of months of treatment time and will have to back track with the rys.It sNOT a big deal.
Off track with invisalign, can I get moving in the right direction
Sorry to hear about your problem with Invisalign. I have head patients disappear for a lot longer than 2 months without wearing their trays and they have been able to continue treatment successfully. Do not feel embarrassed to call your dentist and explain to him/her your issues. You should go back to the tray the fits and then continue moving along again. The dentist may need to do what is called a mid course correction if you are unable to find a tray that works. The worst thing to do is not call the dentist and inform him of the problem. Should not be a big deal. Good luck
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