The month of May was crazy for our family, and I only wore Invisalign for the first few days. I was so distracted by a sudden death of a friend, illness, and travel that I kept forgetting to wear it. The worse thing about this is that I was seriously considering switching to another orthodontist. There is no way I am returning to the orthodontist I had because I am too embarrassed. I tried to put on my current set of Invisalign, but it wouldn’t fit! I am shocked that in a month I can’t get the aligners on. Should I go use an earlier set of aligners? I still have them. Thank you for your help. I’m embarrassed to call a dental office. Shana from Atlanta
Shana – We understand that you are embarrassed about your situation, but do not put off getting assistance. Anyone can experience life events that make it challenging to keep their routine. Please do not guess about which aligners to wear.
What If Your Invisalign Trays No Longer Fit?
If your Invisalign trays do not fit anymore, a dentist needs to examine your teeth. If you are not comfortable going back to your orthodontist at least once more, find another Invisalign provider. It may be as simple as going back to a previous set of aligners, but we do not want to advise you without an examination.
Why Won’t Your Invisalign Trays Fit Anymore?
If you forget to wear Invisalign, your teeth will begin to shift back to their original position. The aligners will not fit properly. Do not worry, though. It will not be difficult to get back on track with your treatment.
How to Find a New Invisalign Dentist
If you do not already have an orthodontist or Invisalign dentist in mind, you can try the following:
- Ask acquaintances for recommendations
- Do an online search for an Invisalign provider in your area.
- Ask how long the dentist has been treating patients with Invisalign and how many patients they have treated from start to finish
- Check the Invisalign website for experienced providers near you.
- Look for dentists’ online patient reviews.
Bring your Invisalign trays with you to the appointment with your new dentist. Eventually, you will need to sign a request form to transfer your dental records to the new practice.
Dr. Steven Brookser, an accredited cosmetic dentist in Baton Rouge, LA, sponsors this post.