What Happens if You Lose Your Invisalign® Aligners?

By: Dr. Junée F. Gardy


Patients love the convenience of Invisalign aligners because, unlike traditional metal braces, they are easily removed for tasks like eating and brushing. But what happens if you lose an aligner in the middle of your teeth straightening journey? It’s important to contact your dentist in Naples, FL as soon as possible for a replacement.

Dr. Junée F. Gardy understands that life can get hectic, and it's not uncommon for Invisalign aligners to be misplaced. Call Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA now to book an appointment and get back on track with your Invisalign treatment. Our goal is to help you achieve the smile of your dreams — we won't let any bumps in the road slow down your progress.

How do invisible braces work?

The Invisalign brand uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth into the desired positions. The treatment timeline varies based on the individual but may last between 6 – 12 months or more. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks before being replaced by the next one in the series. Your teeth should appear straighter each time you switch to a new aligner.

Follow-up appointments with Dr. Gardy are essential for monitoring your oral health and alignment during the Invisalign process. Our team can also provide guidance and support to maximize the effectiveness of your aligners.

What happens if you misplace an Invisalign aligner?

Invisible braces are a great option for those who want to straighten their teeth discretely, but wearing the aligners for 20 – 22 hours every day is essential to your success. If you lose or misplace an aligner, contact our dentist in Naples, FL as soon as possible so we can order a replacement. Waiting too long may delay your progress and disrupt your treatment timeline.

Tips for keeping track of your Invisalign aligners

There are a few easy ways to ensure that your aligners stay safe and secure at all times:

  • Use a protective case: A hard case is the best way to store your aligners when not in use. You can find cases made for Invisalign aligners online or at most drugstores.
  • Keep the aligners in the same place: Always place aligners in the same spot when you take them out. This is key for keeping track of them, especially if you have multiple sets at different points in your treatment.
  • Label the aligners: Write down the date that each set of aligners was issued so it's easy to remember which ones are active and which are spare. Use brightly colored markers to make sure the dates stand out.
  • Get help: If you have difficulty keeping track of your Invisalign treatment, ask a friend or family member for help. They can remind you when it’s time to switch out the aligners and where they are stored.

Uncover your best smile with Invisalign treatment

A missing Invisalign aligner should never slow down your progress. If you've lost or misplaced an aligner, don't hesitate to call Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA for a new set. Our dentist in Naples, FL has helped countless patients reach their smile goals with the help of this revolutionary treatment. Contact us to book an appointment with Dr. Junée F. Gardy and see why invisible braces are one of the best choices for your smile journey.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.