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One of the questions we often get about Invisalign® is whether or not it is possible to wear only one Invisalign aligner – for your top teeth or your bottom teeth – but not both. The short answer? Yes. The long answer? Yes, but it’s exceptionally unlikely.
You do not have to wear both sets of aligners if your doctor doesn’t think it’s necessary. Invisalign is a flexible, customizable treatment method, and the specifics of your teeth and bite alignment might be such that you only need to have the top or bottom teeth fixed. If this is the case, then the doctor can fit you for one set of aligners instead of the usual two.
Unfortunately, this is rather unlikely. Dr. Jennifer Silver has a wide range of technology designed to diagnose your bite problems, and in the overwhelming majority of cases, treatment with both aligners is necessary. Even if your top or bottom teeth are quite sound, if the opposite set requires adjustment, then the teeth without issues might still need an Invisalign® aligner to guarantee they fit comfortably and safely with their newly aligned counterparts.
If you have further questions about Invisalign®, please contact Southcentre Dental Clinic today to schedule a consultation with our experienced Calgary Invisalign® dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.