On Invisalingn Teen There Are Little Blue Dots, if one Falls Out, What Should One Do?

What is the purpose of the blue dots, and are they important for treatment?

Doctor Answers 6

Blue dots are indicators

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The dots do not affect or alter treatment in any way, it is merely to show if the aligners are being worn.  In the past, teenagers were not very compliant, but would insist that they wore their aligners and Invisalign "just doesn't work."  It wasn't that it doesn't work, it doesn't work if the aligners aren't worn.

The blue dots fade with use, which proves that they are being worn (no tricking the dentists THIS time...!).

Blue dot missing on invisalign

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Don't worry about the missing blue dot.  Continue to wear your trays.  Call your doctor and tell them the dot is missing.  It's OK

Lawrence Singer, DMD
Washington Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Blue dots fell off invisalign aligner

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Since you will be seeing your Dentist soon for your new aligners, let her/him know at your next visit.  This is not an emergency, you did nothing wrong.  In fact, it likely indicates that you are wearing your aligners a lot!  No worries and enjoy your new smile!

Madeleinne Zapantis, DMD
Long Island Dentist

Blue dots in Invisalign teen

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The blue dots simply show if the patient is wearing the aligners adequately.  Don't worry about them, they do not affect your treatment ... but DO wear the aligners the required number of hours each day.  Inadequate aligner wear is the most common reason Invisalign does not work out as planned.

Brian Povolny, DDS, PhD
Seattle Orthodontist

Blue dots on trays fell off

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The fact that the blue dots fell off are not a problem at all.  It shows if the aligners are being worn. Do not worry about it. 

Leonard Tau, DMD
Philadelphia Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Blue dots are compliance indicators for the orthodontist

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With teenagers, cooperation can often be a problem when it comes to orthodontic treatment.  The Blue dots fade while the aligners are being worn so an orthodontist can tell if the patient is wearing them enough.  It's not a problem is one of them fell off.  Just keep wearing the aligners.




Todd Barnett, DMD
Akron Orthodontist

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