When you lose or break an aligner, stay calm: your treatment is still working, and there are several things to do to continue your treatment without interruption. You can always call Diamond Braces, to talk to a dental professional or schedule a visit.
The first step when you lose or break an aligner is to try moving up to the next set of Invisalign aligners.
Switch to the new set entirely, using both the top and bottom set, since each series is designed to work together. If they fit and feel comfortable, just continue with your treatment as scheduled – skipping a little bit ahead will not seriously affect the treatment. Don’t throw away the aligner you still have from the set you were using: keep it as a backup.
If you don’t have your next set at home, or they don’t fit well, then you can go back to your last set of aligners, from the previous series. This is why you should always keep your last series of aligners as a backup. Wear these and schedule a visit with your orthodontist, so they can get you back on track with the next series of aligners.
In certain cases, neither your previous aligners nor your next set of aligners will fit properly – then you need to come into the orthodontist’s office, and they may order you a replacement set for the ones that were lost or damaged.
Whatever happens, it’s no reason to panic – your treatment will still progress smoothly, as long as you address the situation quickly, and notify your orthodontist!