Invisalign - I have been told I can change my tray every week.
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Every invisalign tray is designed differently
How long should #Invisalign trays be worn? #DrSoftTouch
Your dentist may have observed that your teeth have been moving at a good pace and recommended that you change out your trays every week rather than every two weeks. Many of my patients ask if they can change out their trays early and my answer is always the same. It is important to move your teeth at a consistent, gentle pace. Invisalign movements are carefully built in each aligner based on a certain number of hours of wear per aligner; that is 22 hours per day for 2 weeks. Your trays may begin to feel loose, but root movement may not have occurred as wanted even if the crown portion of your tooth has. When trays are changed out before two weeks, at some point in the middle of treatment the trays will not fit properly. I do not recommend switching trays before two weeks to ensure optimal results, and I would recommend speaking with your orthodontist about your concerns. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
St. Louis, MO area (O'Fallon, IL)
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