Patient Cooperation Using Invisalign Aligners

Patient Cooperation Using Invisalign Aligners

Patient Cooperation Using Invisalign Aligners

To ensure that your Invisalign aligner treatment progresses on schedule and as smoothly as possible, it is imperative that you understand the procedures that are involved in your treatment.

  • Aligners must be worn all day, except when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. Please wear them full time, day and night.
  • Tooth coloured or clear attachments or buttons may be attached to your teeth. These buttons and/or attachments are nearly invisible and will aid the aligners in moving your teeth properly. Ask your dentist or hygienist to leave them alone when cleaning your teeth.
  • IPR, the removal/polishing of some of the enamel on the sides of your teeth, may be necessary to create space for crowded teeth or to allow teeth in each jaw to come together properly.
  • It is critical that you follow instructions on wearing aligners (inserting and removing), cleaning aligners, and proper brushing and flossing covered in the Use and Care Instructions pamphlet. Use of the chewies (10 minutes/day) will help treatment progress more effectively.
  • Always store your aligners in their case when not being worn to avoid loss or damage. If you lose an aligner, there is a replacement fee.
  • The aligners are designed to sequentially move your teeth, so it is very important to wear each aligner in the order and for the duration (normally 2 weeks) prescribed by Dr. Lebuis. Do not wear aligners out of order.
  • Always keep at least 2 sets of previous aligners as backup in case the current aligner breaks or goes missing.
  • Keep your scheduled appointments – this is the only way we can be sure that your treatment is progressingas planned.
  • Additional aligners and/or auxiliary appliances may be needed at the end of your treatment in order tocompletely finish your treatment.
  • Retainer wear after treatment is complete is designed to maintain the smile you’ve invested in. Retainersrequire a lifetime commitment.

 

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