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Invisalign is one of the most popular types of orthodontic treatments. It provides great results while also allowing patients to follow a discreet and more comfortable treatment plan.
Even though the process is much simpler than with braces, patients do need to follow some rules to ensure their treatment proves successful. One issue they may encounter is that Invisalign trays are not tracking.
Here’s how to deal with this problem:
Invisalign trays work by applying pressure to your teeth to move them to a better position and correct your alignment issues or bite. To do that, the trays need to fit perfectly over your teeth; otherwise, there won’t be enough pressure.
When Invisalign trays don’t track, it usually means they are loose or not properly making contact with all your teeth. Some potential causes for this include:
Here are some things you can try if your Invisalign trays aren’t tracking:
Chewies are rubbery tubes you can chew on to help the trays fit your teeth. Doing so can apply pressure to Invisalign and push them to cover your teeth properly.
You can practice these chewing exercises a few times a day to help the teeth track.
Try to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every single day to avoid more issues with your treatment. You should only take them out when you eat, drink, brush your teeth, and clean your trays.
Backtracking means going back to your previous Invisalign trays. However, it’s important you only do so after you discuss it with your orthodontist, who may want to review your treatment to ensure you’ll get the best results.
If you’re dealing with tooth alignment problems or an unhealthy bite, Dr. Tessler can help you find out if Invisalign is the right solution for you.
Request a visit to Kyle Orthodontics online and stop by to discover your options.
Have more questions about Invisalign or our other services? Call our office at (512) 262-7895 today for a short chat.