Patients who are worried about their Invisalign trays breaking wonder how easily they break. In general, Invisalign trays are made to be durable and long lasting. However, like anything else, if they are not handled with care, they can break.
How to Prevent Invisalign From Getting Damaged?
There are a few things that patients can do to help avoid breaking their Invisalign trays. First, it is important to avoid biting or chewing on the trays. Second, when removing the trays, be sure to do so gently – avoid yanking or pulling on them. Finally, store the trays in their case when not in use to protect them from getting damaged.
What Should I Do If My Invisalign Tray Gets Damaged?
If a patient does damage their Invisalign tray, the best thing to do is contact their dentist or orthodontist right away. They will be able to advise the patient on what to do next. In some cases, the orthodontist may be able to fix the tray. In other cases, the patient may need to get a new tray.
While a tray can be replaced there are some costs associated with having a new tray made. Not only can it cost you money, it can cost you the time that you are set back after needing a new set of trays made to replace the ones that were broken.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace an Invisalign Tray?
The cost to replace an Invisalign tray will vary depending on the orthodontist and the patient’s insurance. However, in general, patients can expect to pay around $100-$200 per tray. This price may vary by dentist.
Invisalign trays are made specifically for your mouth and are made to slowly shift your teeth into the proper position. Due to the fact that it takes time for your teeth to shift, you cannot go onto the next phase of your Invisalign trays without wearing the current ones for the specified amount of time.
If an Invisalign tray is lost or damaged, you risk having to pay for a new set of trays to be made and holding up the process of your Invisalign treatment. This is why it is so important to take good care of your Invisalign trays and to be careful with them. Additionally, if you damage an Invisalign tray, it is important to contact your orthodontist right away so that they can advise you on what to do next.
Contact Lane and Associates For Invisalign Treatment
If you have not yet started Invisalign treatment but would like to, contact Lane and Associates. We offer a free consultation to discuss Invisalign and whether it is the right treatment for you. We have offices located all around North Carolina and we are sure that we have an office that is conveniently located near you! Our experienced orthodontists will be able to answer any questions that you have about Invisalign treatment.