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Will There Always Be a Top and a Bottom Brace?

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

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It is common for one arch to finish before another

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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.

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Seattle Cosmetic Dentist
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Invisalign question-

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Hi. Many times one arch finishes before the other arch and thus there are less trays. I would keep wearing your bottom tray, the last one, full time, until you see your dentist for your next batch of invisalign trays.
New York Orthodontist
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