Confusion: How long do I wear my last tray?
- 7 months ago
Yesterday ( a Saturday) , I just started my final tray (16/16). My dentist originally told me that this tray doesn't really move your teeth it just holds them in the position so after tray 15 is when I should call her and tell her if I'm satisfied (which I pretty much already am) and go in for impressions because it takes 2 weeks for strong forever retainers to come in after impressions. But, when I put tray 16 in it felt tighter than 15 (Normal pressure when switching trays) which led me to believe tray 16 my teeth are still moving into the final desired position and after these 2 weeks I should be going for my final impressions for forever retainers. I called my dentist and told her and she said maybe she was confused w what Invisalign had told her about this. The problem is if it takes 2 weeks for me to wear the last tray and 2 weeks from the impressions for my dentist to get the retainers, I'm wearing this last tray at least 4 weeks. Since I'm a bad night (even catch myself in the day sometimes) grinder, I've literally had trays break the day of/before I was supposed to switch. I also am set to get the attachments off and get the bleaching done with this final tray. Now My question basically is :Does my final tray(16) need to complete the full 2 weeks before I go in for impressions or can I go in now/within a few days after putting 16 in, so retainers can send out faster? If I have to wait, iI'm worried the length of time I'll need to wear this last tray and they'll break and the new retainers won't be ready.Any advice is appreciated!