Sometimes, Invisalign accessories can fall out due to the movement of the teeth as they shift into position. This is not something to be overly concerned about, as the accessories are only temporarily attached and it is not uncommon for them to come off. However, it is important to contact your dentist to have them replaced as soon as possible. SmartForce accessories are a patented technology specifically designed for use with Invisalign aligners and are used to help move the teeth into the desired position.
The great thing about Invisalign is that you can pause your treatment at any stage for as long as you need. If an accessory falls out, it is not an emergency and you do not need to stop everything you are doing to repair it. Before beginning your Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist will perform an adhesive bond and determine if you need any accessories. During your first appointment, all of the accessories will be fitted and this may take some time.
It is important to be careful when brushing and flossing your teeth, especially with a WaterPik, if you have Invisalign buttons. Like metal braces, Invisalign aligners gradually move the teeth into the desired position. Professional teeth whitening can be done safely with Invisalign accessories and will not damage or discolor them. If an accessory falls out too often, it can cause a delay in treatment with Invisalign, make the teeth more misaligned and nullify all of the progress made with the treatment.
Fortunately, Invisalign accessories respond well to whitening so you can whiten them throughout the treatment just like your teeth.