How many refinements does Invisalign allow?
It happens sometimes when the stars are aligned, the patient is diligent about their aligner wear, and their body is just suited for the tooth movements but it is not the norm. You should always expect at least 2-3 refinements. This means you may have 3 or more sets of aligners.
Are refinements common for Invisalign?
Most dentists acknowledge that 80-90% of the Invisalign intended changes will be achieved. To achieve the last 20% refinements will be required in most cases. Refinements will only be required when your teeth aren’t correctly responding to treatment.
What is the refinement stage of Invisalign?
Refinement is the next stage of your Invisalign treatment and is intended to fix any small imperfections that may remain after going through all of your aligners. Your teeth are scanned again and you will be given more aligners. If your aligners stop “tracking” or fitting correctly, refinement will also be used.
Are refinement trays different?
These refinement trays are exactly the same as your Invisalign trays, just with an adjusted course, so you’ll still need to wear them 22 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every case is different, but refinement aligners typically add an average of 3 extra months onto the original Invisalign plan.
What is the blue dot on Invisalign?
Invisalign Teen Compliance Indicators are a series of blue dots on the backs of the aligners. The dots can’t be seen when the aligner is worn. The blue dots will slowly fade away over the two week period when the aligners are worn.
How do I know if I need Invisalign refinements?
Is it Bad if I Need Invisalign Refinements?
- Failing to wear your aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day.
- Going through a long period of time without wearing your aligner due to an illness or accident.
- Having teeth that move differently than anticipated.
What happens when you finish your last Invisalign tray?
After finishing with the last tray, you will have to put on retainers as your cosmetic dentist recommends. These retainers are what prevent your teeth from going back to their original spots. Neglecting retainers prevents your smile from looking as good as you want it to, which may also affect your overall health.
How do you know if you need refinement trays?
Why are my teeth still not straight after Invisalign?
Your retainers will fit for as long as you consistently wear them. It’s normal for your teeth to slightly shift after having your Invisalign braces removed or once you stop wearing Invisalign. This is the result of everyday wear and tear on your teeth as you bite down, chew, swallow, and speak.
What are Invisalign refinements and why do I need them?
What are Invisalign refinements? Invisalign refinements are small alterations your dentist will need to make to your aligners during treatment. Changes can be required in cases where the intended gap closing or tooth straightening isn’t being achieved.
What happens after the 20th tray of Invisalign?
Invisalign Time – Significantly Longer Than Expected. After the 20th tray, the dentist explained that about 50% of patients who undergo Invisalign need refinement trays. He said in most cases, Invisalign refinement trays are for the smaller teeth which are more resistant to shifting.
When to wear the next set of Invisalign aligners?
Within a few short weeks, I had my next set of 12 Invisalign trays. Just keep it mind, it’s critical that the last set of aligners be worn until the new set of trays arrive. Otherwise, the teeth will begin moving and the next set of aligners won’t fit properly. Since we were just “holding” my teeth in place, I only wore the trays at nighttime.
How often do you have to go back for Invisalign?
If they hadn’t tracked (if the trays did not fit properly), the dentist would have had me go back one or two trays to get my teeth on course again. After the 20th tray, the dentist explained that about 50% of patients who undergo Invisalign need refinement trays.