What are refinements for teeth?
Refinements are part of a new analysis and refreshed tooth movement plan to ensure the movement of less responsive teeth. Think of them as additional aligners to the initial orthodontic prescription, a sort of support to get your teeth 100% on track.
What is a refinement in orthodontics?
Known as Invisalign refinements, these extra trays are given to patients who aren’t progressing in accordance with their treatment plan. They will add a couple of extra months to your treatment, but in most cases you will not incur additional costs.
Do I need refinements after Invisalign?
Most dentists acknowledge that 80-90% of the Invisalign intended changes will be achieved. To achieve the last 20% refinements will be required in most cases. Refinements will only be required when your teeth aren’t correctly responding to treatment.
How many refinements does Invisalign allow?
It happens sometimes when the stars are aligned, the patient is diligent about their aligner wear, and their body is just suited for the tooth movements but it is not the norm. You should always expect at least 2-3 refinements. This means you may have 3 or more sets of aligners.
Do you need a refinement for your teeth?
Great no problems and no need for any refinements, straight onto keeping your teeth straight and maybe even a little whitening to finish things off. This, however isn’t the case for all patients, and in my experience for most patients.
When do you need Invisalign refinements for your teeth?
Refinements will only be required when your teeth aren’t correctly responding to treatment. As mentioned it is not always required, this is why it is important for you to keep up to date with your appointments. What happens when I get refinements? Once your dentist has decided refinements are required they will take fresh moulds of your teeth.
What kind of material is used for filling teeth?
Other uses of composite material include aesthetic dental veneers and chipped tooth repair. Glass ionomer cement is another white tooth filling option. It’s not as strong as composite resin, so its use is often limited to temporary fillings, such as in children’s milk teeth.
Why do teeth lag after a refinement?
Teeth can be unpredictable at times, and don’t alway move exactly as we planned them to, some times teeth will ‘lag’, i.e. they will be moving slower than we had planned them to.