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Congratulations on choosing the Truline Invisible Orthodontic System to help Get That Smile you have always wanted.
Now that you have just started your new Truline Invisible treatment please read through these pages to get the most from your treatment.
Remember to always consult your Truline dentist if you have any concerns about Truline.
General Information for Current Patients
As you would now know, the Truline Invisible Orthodontic System is a unique system that gently moves the teeth to a more ideal position, cosmetically, functionally or both using a series of removable clear appliances called aligners. The aligners are aesthetically pleasing and can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing and the odd social event. Unique to the Truline are other appliances used occasionally as well but all are very difficult to detect when wearing them.
Full time wear
Its very important Aligners are worn full time, that's 24/7. Part time wear will yield no results as the teeth will be constantly moving back during the times the aligners are not worn just as a rubber band springs back when tension is released. Take out to eat, drink, brush and floss only.
Each aligner has an exact pre-programmed amount of movement built in and is worn by the patient for approximately two weeks. This pre programming is carried out using computer scans and standard proven dental technologies.
The patient wears the aligners in the correct sequence for the appropriate treatment time until the teeth have moved to the desired position.
Essentially you should be issued more aligners at each check up visit and you will wear these aligners until the following check up where the next few sets of aligners are issued. Recommended check up visits are about every 5-6 weeks.
This continues until the treatment is concluded.
Occasionally other removable and some times on rare occasions, fixed appliances may be recommended for the patient. These are essentially invisible appliances that may be required to gain space prior to the aligners being issued. The example on the right are our exclusive i-expanders.
Reducing the width of some teeth is often called Interproximal Reduction (IPR) and will be required in some circumstances to allow space for the teeth to move. It is not harmful to teeth and a proven dental technique, you talk to your dentist for more information.
Some teeth may require small composite resin attachments to aid in the retention of the aligners and/or movement of certain teeth.
These are applied in tooth coloured resin and are not noticeable and they are removed at the end of treatment.
At the conclusion of treatment retainers, either fixed or removable must be worn to maintain the teeth in the current position. Retention is a long term proposition and if this step is not adhered to the teeth will move back, often to the original position before treatment. We manufacture and recommend Click brand retainers.
NOTE: ALIGNERS ARE NOT RETAINERS AND SHOULD NEVER BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR LONG TERM RETAINERS UNLESS DESIGNED SO BY TRULINE
I'm wearing aligners now
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