If I Skip or Miss Invisalign Aligners for Two Weeks, What Happens?

Invisalign is the preferred way to straighten teeth for many teens and adults. It involves wearing invisible aligners that slowly but surely shift the teeth into their proper positions. The aligners are changed every two weeks and should be worn for at least 22 hours a day. Although Invisalign treatment times vary from patient to patient, most patients can complete their treatment in about a year. Of course, the more complex a case is, the longer treatment will take.

During Invisalign treatment, you are welcome to remove your Invisalign aligners every time you eat, drink, brush, or floss your teeth. You’re sure to find that Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear and virtually invisible invisible to the naked eye. They can fit in seamlessly with your lifestyle and cause minimal interruptions.

Dr. Gladwell designs customized Invisalign treatment plans for all Invisalign patients. It’s essential that patients adhere to their treatment plan to a tee. If they skip or miss their aligners for two weeks, they will likely throw their treatment plan off track. This means, they may need to wear Invisalign for longer than planned.

If you’d like to achieve your dream smile as soon as possible, it is your responsibility to follow your orthodontist’s proposed plan. In the event you are unsure about something or are unable to adhere to the plan, let your orthodontist know as soon as possible. They can answer any questions you may have and adjust your plan as necessary. Don’t wait to contact your orthodontist as doing so may add months to your plan.

Schedule a Free Invisalign Consultation

If you’re bothered by your teeth and smile and looking for a convenient way to improve it, it is in your best interest to schedule an Invisalign consultation at Gladwell Orthodontics. Call us today at (919) 453-6325. We look forward to hearing from you!