Why is there a gap between my tooth and my aligner? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Gap between the teeth and the aligner
- not enough room for the tooth - some additional space may be needed for the desired movement
- no attachment - some types of movements may require the addition of small tooth colored buttons called "attachments" - Hard to see from photos, but looks like you already have them.
- not enough hours - 20-22 hr/day is ideal
- last few aligners- once you get over 15 aligners, even with good cooperation and attachments, the aligners can to begin non-tracking. Refinement may be indicated.
#Aligners not snug...
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO
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