I just started my fifth set of braces but when I opened the package, I was surprised to find only a brace for the top teeth. Do I keep wearing the old one on the bottom? Or has my dentist made a mistake? Or do I only wear the top brace for a while and nothing on the bottom? I would ask my dentist but when I called this morning I found out that his office is closed for vacation! Thank you
Will There Always Be a Top and a Bottom Brace?
Doctor Answers (2)
It is common for one arch to finish before another
The aligners aren't designed to last for a long time, so when an arch is complete, a final retainer can be made to maintain while the other arch completes.