I’m wearing Invisalign aligners. After just a few days they are really loose and i find it completely distracting. I’ve asked my dentist if I could just move to the next set, but he wants me to wear these loose aligners for two weeks. Is there an invisible adhesive I could use to keep them in more snugly while I wait for my 2 weeks to end?
Jennifer R. -Maumelle, AR
What you’re describing doesn’t sound normal with Invisalign. The aligners should feel tight when you first put them on. As a matter of fact, they may not quite fit down all the way. Then, the teeth only take 2-4 days to move to their new position, and the rest of the two weeks is needed to give the teeth a rest period before the next movement. During this rest period, your body is busy remodeling the bone that supports your teeth. During this period, they should feel looser than at first, but not as loose as you’re describing. Though you could possibly use a denture adhesive, the first thing I would do is talk to your dentist and have him call the invisalign company. They may have encountered this before and have a fix for it.
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