What happens if you swallow an Invisalign attachments?

They are tiny, and if you swallow them, they cause no damage. As soon as you discover that one is missing, ask the dentist to provide a replacement. At the end of the treatment period, they are removed by the dentist with no fuss at all.
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Can Invisalign attachments fall off when eating?

Do Invisalign attachments fall off? Sometimes. It is possible for buttons or attachments to detach from the tooth. Do not be alarmed.
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Can you swallow your Invisalign?

No. Invisalign covers all of your teeth and is therefore reasonable size, it is not possible to swallow the Invisalign aligner at night. The aligner will also fit very tightly over your teeth needing a definite pull to remove it each day.
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Is the plastic in Invisalign toxic?

Invisalign® aligners are completely safe. They're made from medical grade polyurethane resin and do not contain bisphenol-A, an industrial chemical better known as “BPA.”
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What happens when Invisalign attachments fall?

If your Invisalign attachment falls off, please give us a call and we'll get you scheduled to visit us as soon as possible to replace the attachment. We don't want your attachment off for too long, because we don't want your teeth shifting back to their original position.
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Is it a big deal if Invisalign attachments fall off?

Can Invisalign Attachments Break or Fall Off? That happens occasionally and isn't a big issue. Let your orthodontist know and a new one can be attached at your next visit. If your aligners are still fitting well, the tooth will still move properly, and you can continue wearing your aligners as prescribed until then.
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What are the blue dots on my Invisalign?

What are compliance indicators? Compliance indicators are a series of blue dots on the backs of the clear aligners. The dots aren't visible when the aligners are in place. Over the two week period the aligners are worn, the blue dots will slowly fade.
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What are Invisalign attachments made of?

Invisalign buttons, also called Invisalign attachments, are tiny dots of dental bonding material affixed to the teeth. They're made of the same composite resin material that your cosmetic dentist uses to fill in cavities and repair minor chips. Since the resin is tooth-colored, it's virtually invisible.
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Can Invisalign make you sick?

In general, an allergic reaction to Invisalign aligners is usually mild and simply causes minor gum irritation which will resolve itself quickly. If the gum irritation persists or you have a headache or nausea for several days, contact your Invisalign orthodontist.
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Can Invisalign cause health problems?

At times wearing aligners may cause nausea, painful ingestion of food, dryness of mouth, and headaches. Rarely swelling of eyes is also reported with the usage of aligners. Aligners may also cause breakouts on the lips. Few patients may also report fatigue, soreness, and breakouts on the tongue.
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What happens if you swallow an attachment?

What Should You Do? While swallowing braces brackets or wires seems like a life-threatening situation that you should panic over, in most cases, it's not as serious as it may seem. 90% of the time, the metal piece that you swallowed will pass through your body on its own.
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What happens if you swallow your plastic retainer?

Orthodontic bands, palatal bars, and auxilliary springs have been swallowed incidentally, usually without complications. However, ingestion of a metal and acrylic retainer with sharp edges and bare wires could, without appropriate treatment, cause death.
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What should I do if I swallow my retainer?

Remain calm if you swallow a piece of your appliance. It will usually go into the stomach and pass out of the body (in a bowel movement). However, if difficulty breathing is experienced, you should seek immediate medical attention.
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Can you eat chips with Invisalign attachments?

Eat! Unlike braces, you can eat just about anything you want while you're wearing Invisalign. Once you remove your aligners for a meal or snack, you can eat all those foods that are traditionally off limits for braces: popcorn, gum, chewy candies, caramel, crunchy chips and hard candy.
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Why arent my teeth straight after Invisalign?

It's normal for your teeth to slightly shift after having your Invisalign braces removed or once you stop wearing Invisalign. This is the result of everyday wear and tear on your teeth as you bite down, chew, swallow, and speak.
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Can you chew gum with Invisalign attachments?

However, this could eventually result in increasing your overall treatment time with the aligners. DON'T Chew gum with Invisalign: If you want to enjoy a piece of gum, take out your aligners. Chewing gum, especially that which contains sugar, can stick to your aligners and damage the trays.
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Can Invisalign weaken teeth?

Can Invisalign Damage Teeth? Yes, Invisalign can damage your teeth – however, this is mostly if proper instructions have not been followed regarding your invisible braces. Invisalign is not painless, it's pretty common for your teeth to feel sore and uncomfortable – especially after a new, tightened set.
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Can teeth become loose with Invisalign?

Your teeth will feel a bit loose

Invisalign is generally painless but you may feel like your teeth are loose while you're wearing your aligners. This is because the teeth are actually being shifted and this feeling is completely normal.
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How can I lose weight with Invisalign?

Invisalign diet is one of the most effective weight loss diet out there. While there is no diet restriction during Invisalign treatment, the invisible aligners need to be taken off before a meal. Proper brushing and flossing is required before you put your aligners back in.
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Why do I have so many buttons on my Invisalign?

And that's where Invisalign's buttons and attachments come in.” Attachments are tiny tooth-colored “bumps” that are bonded to the teeth using dental composites. They will be placed at precise locations to allow the aligners to grip the teeth as they are guiding them to their new locations.
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What are the bumps on teeth for Invisalign?

Invisalign attachments are little, tooth-colored dots made of composite filling material that are bonded to teeth to help the Invisalign aligners move teeth. Location matters. The attachments are usually placed around the middle of the tooth, serving as an anchor to make an aligner work more effectively.
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Why do I have so many Invisalign attachments?

“In short, these attachments and tools (like buttons and elastics) give your Invisalign aligner more to hold on to and direct the bite to a better position,” says Dr. Gire. “Invisalign is certainly more esthetic than even clear braces and it's so advanced now that we can pretty much treat any patient with this system.”
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Are chewies necessary for Invisalign?

Invisalign chewies are necessary only if the aligners aren't fitting correctly, usually when you first switch to a new set. Most of the time, your aligners should fit perfectly, due to the superior fit of Invisalign SmartTrack™ material.
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How long do Invisalign buttons stay on?

This means that with the bumps on it may take 1 year but without, maybe expect 1.5-2 years since the trays don't have as much leverage in moving the teeth without them. The plan will take longer if you don't want any attachments.
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What are the Black Stars on Invisalign?

Answer: Aligner Tray Mark

Invisalign Teen has two dark marks in the top back. They will change color per your wear time. If you are seeing something else, you need to inform your dentist and maybe they can polish it out.
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