Making the decision to get Invisalign in Lincoln Park means you want a straight, beautiful smile. These clear aligner trays have many benefits, including the ability to take them out when you eat. If you’ve chosen not to store them in their case while you have a snack, it can be easy to misplace them. But losing an Invisalign tray doesn’t have to mean a setback in your treatment. Below are a few tips on how to reduce your chances of losing your aligners and what you should do if this happens to you.
Contact the Dentist
First things first, take a deep breath and don’t panic. Losing one or both of your Invisalign trays can be nerve-wracking, but it’s quite common. If you’ve retraced your steps and still can’t find them, set an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Usually, the price of two replacement trays is built into the cost of your treatment, so it’s highly unlikely that you will have any out-of-pocket expenses.
Don’t Stop Treatment
An Invisalign treatment typically calls for you to change your aligners every two weeks, but it’s always a good idea to hold on to your previous set. This way, if you have just started your new set when you lose one or both of them, you can use your previous set until you get in to see your dentist. If you’re almost ready to move to your next set of aligners when the misplacement happens, your dentist may suggest you simply move forward with your treatment.
Form a Routine
Making sure to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day is an important part of your treatment. But when you aren’t wearing them, you should try to make a habit of storing your aligners in their case no matter where you are. Following this simple step can help save you the stress and anxiety of losing them.
If you have any questions or concerns about your Invisalign aligners, don’t hesitate to ask. Your cosmetic dentist in Lincoln Park is always happy to help resolve any issues you might have.
About the Author
Drs. Samir Rana, Maggie Rana and Shahin Ghobadi all belong to many professional dental organizations. Their memberships include the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Samir Rana is also a founding father of the North East Regional Dental Society. The advanced training that this team pursues allows them to provide each patient with professional, high-quality dental care. Services include cosmetic dentistry, reconstructive solutions and more. For information about Invisalign and other treatments, contact the office at (973) 633-5666 or visit the website.