At Gladwell Orthodontics, many patients contact us about a week after they’ve received their initial Invisalign aligners and wonder if it’s normal for their aligners to feel loose. They also ask us if they should put in a new set of aligners.
We always tell them not to worry and avoid putting in a new set of aligners early because it is completely normal for Invisalign aligners to feel less tight after a week. This feeling of looseness signifies that their teeth have begun to move. Our patient’s aligners should feel looser after a few days but still snug.
If your aligners feel tight for a long period of time, you are likely not wearing your aligners enough and your treatment is therefore not working properly. During your Invisalign consultation, Dr. Jason Gladwell will show you how you teeth currently look and how they will change and improve over time. Each set of Invisalign aligners is a step towards the straight teeth and healthy smile you’ve been longing for.
Your aligners will be fabricated precisely so that your teeth fit into them perfectly at the end of every two weeks. When you initially put on your aligners, they will not fit properly, hence the tight feeling. The tightness or pressure that your aligners create will move your teeth.
In the event that your aligners feel so loose that you believe they may fall out or you notice a crack or any other type of damage, it’s imperative that you contact our office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Gladwell. He will check to make sure that your aligners are in good shape and that your treatment is progressing as it should.
Call Gladwell Orthodontics Today
To find out whether Invisalign is right for you or to double check to make sure that there are no issues with your loose aligners, call Gladwell Orthodontics today at (919) 453-6325. We look forward to your call! Allow the best Raleigh orthodontics staff to assist you in your journey to a beautiful smile.