My Invisalign Trays Aren’t Working: What Do I Do?

If you're reading this, chances are you're experiencing some frustration with your Invisalign trays. Maybe they're not fitting as well as they used to, or perhaps they're not tracking as they should. Whatever the issue may be, we’re here to help. In this article, we'll discuss seven possible reasons why your Invisalign trays may not be working and what you can do about it.


Possible Reasons Your Invisalign Trays Aren’t Working


You Aren’t Wearing Your Aligners as Directed 

One of the most common reasons Invisalign trays don't work as they should is because the patient isn't wearing them as directed. Invisalign trays should be worn for 20-22 hours a day, and failure to do so can cause the treatment to take longer than anticipated or even fail altogether.


Your Body Isn’t Responding to the Aligners as Assumed

While Invisalign is highly effective, everyone's body is different. In some cases, a patient's body may not respond as expected to the aligners, causing the treatment to stall or fail.


Problems Were Too Difficult in the First Place

In some cases, the orthodontic problem that needs to be corrected may be too difficult for Invisalign to fix. In these cases, traditional braces may be a better option.


No Attachments or Tooth Reshaping Were Provided 

Attachments and tooth reshaping are often necessary to help Invisalign trays fit properly. If your orthodontist didn't provide these services, your trays may not work as they should.


Rubber Bands Were Not Provided

Some patients may require rubber bands to help correct their bite. If these were not provided, your trays may not work as they should.


You Aren’t Taking Proper Care of Your Aligners

It's essential to clean your Invisalign trays regularly to prevent bacteria buildup and ensure they're functioning correctly. Failure to do so can cause your trays to become ineffective.


Your Aligners Were Worn Out of Order

Invisalign trays are designed to be worn in a specific order. If you've worn them out of order, it can disrupt the treatment process and cause them to be ineffective.


What to Do

If you're experiencing issues with your Invisalign trays, the best thing you can do is to see your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can help identify the problem and provide solutions to get your treatment back on track.


Interested in Invisalign? Dentallon Dentistry Can Help!

If you're interested in Invisalign or experiencing issues with your current treatment, Dentallon Dentistry can help. Our team of skilled dental professionals, led by Dr. Allon, has years of experience in providing quality orthodontic care, including Invisalign. We'll work with you to identify the best treatment options for your specific needs and ensure that your treatment is as effective as possible. Call us at (832) 975-0780 to make an appointment and take the first step toward a brighter, healthier smile.

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