6th May 2022

What Impact Can Not Wearing Invisalign for a Day Be on My Treatment

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is considered one of the most effective in cosmetic dentistry. These clear trays can help to straighten your teeth over a short period of time and are convenient for removing when you need to brush, floss, eat and drink.

Whilst there are many benefits to having Invisalign, there can also be some drawbacks to the treatment too. This is because some patients get out of the habit of wearing their aligners enough or for the recommended time. This is why it’s crucial that you wear your aligners for the recommended 22 hours in every 24. Even not wearing your Invisalign for a day can have a big impact.

Here are some disadvantages and problems that can occur if you don’t wear your Invisalign for the recommended time.

Effects of not wearing Invisalign for a day

Your teeth will move

Making good progress with your teeth will go to waste if you leave your Invisalign out for too long. This is because the teeth can easily move back into their old position, undoing all the hard work you’ve done so far.

Invisalign is extremely effective in shifting your teeth relatively quickly when the right amount of pressure is applied. Similarly, if there isn’t enough pressure on the teeth it can have the opposite effect. There are flexible ligaments around your teeth connecting to your jawbone that allows for this slight movement. Applying pressure to the ligaments can create movement and gradually shift your teeth which is why it’s crucial you stay consistent with wearing your aligners

Your treatment will take longer

The results and completion of your treatment are based on wearing your Invisalign for the recommended periods throughout the day. So, if you don’t do this then it’s inevitable that your treatment will take longer and you won’t achieve the results within the recommended time.

You may have to go back to previous aligners

Another possible drawback for not wearing Invisalign treatment for a day consistently is that you may have to go back to an older set of aligners. What’s more, the earlier aligners may no longer fit. If that’s the case, a new set of aligners may have to be made, halting the overall progress of your treatment.

Your current aligners may not fit

Your teeth can move in even a few hours which is why not wearing Invisalign for a day can have such an impact on your overall results. Specifically, if they’re left out for too long they may not fit again when you attempt to put them back in.

Final thoughts

Being consistent and adhering to the guidelines from your dentist for your treatment can be the key to getting the results that you want for your dental treatment. If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, be sure to stick to the guidelines so you can be reassured that you’ll get the results that you want in the shortest possible time. If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, please contact us today to find out whether you could be a suitable candidate for the treatment. Our Invisalign treatment Facilitator Lisa will organise a free initial consultation with one of our Invisalign doctors Amy or Lauren.

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