I started Invisalign treatment about nine months ago in Alaska. Now I’ve moved, and I’m wondering what I should do. Can I finish the aligners I have left in my box? My previous dentist had given me the rest of them on my last visit. I think I have about ten weeks left. During my move, I forgot to change the aligners for three weeks. Do I need to find a new dentist if I am almost finished with Invisalign? – Asher from NJ
Thank you for your question.
Can You Finish Invisalign on Your Own?
Although you can finish Invisalign on your own if you have all the aligners, it is best to find a new dentist to continue your care. Your dentist will check the progress, ensure any attachments are intact and adjust them as needed. Sometimes, a dentist may decide the final sets of aligners need attachments for precise movement. Also, you may need a new scan and a few more aligners to refine the outcome of your treatment.
What If You Forgot to Switch Invisalign Trays?
If you forgot to switch Invisalign trays and kept wearing the most recent set, you should be able to resume your schedule and switch to the next pari. If you have not worn any Invisalign trays for several weeks, schedule an appointment with a dentist to check your teeth and determine which set you need to wear.
Look for a New Invisalign Provider after Relocation
If you are in the middle of Invisalign treatment, it is best to look for a new doctor, even if you have all your aligners. Invisalign can transfer your case to your new dentist to keep your treatment on track. Trying to manage your case can lead to mistakes. Eventually, you will need to see a dentist for a retainer, so keep your alignment on track by letting a dentist manage the final months of treatment.
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