Whether your child lost their Invisalign aligners while traveling, broke them due to an active lifestyle, or a curious pet decided to make them a new chew toy, there may come a time when you need to replace their aligners. Replacements can be expensive, so make sure your kid is extra vigilant to keep the aligners in the case we provide when they are not worn and to clean them thoroughly.
The first step you take once you have discovered that you need a replacement aligner is to let your orthodontist know immediately. They may decide to have your child wear a previous set of aligners, go ahead to the next set, or order replacements. This will depend on the treatment plan specific to your child and the progress they have made.
Since Invisalign aligners are considered prescription items, the order must come from your child’s orthodontist. You will not be able to order a set yourself. The sooner you can let your orthodontist know, the sooner your child can continue treatment.
Invisalign does have a warranty program. Although rare, if you find that your aligners have a defect in material or workmanship, this warranty program will cover those replacements.
As for lost aligners, replacements could cost between $75 and $300. Ask your orthodontist how much a replacement would be for a more concise price.
There are steps you can take to make sure your child’s aligners last. Incorporate these into your Invisalign routine to ensure that you get the most out of each tray.
After a few weeks, these steps will become habits and you and your child will be at a lower risk of losing the aligners.
If you think Invisalign might be right for you or your child, schedule a free smile consultation with an orthodontist at NVO today! We would love to help your family achieve their dream smiles. You can call us at (703) 327-1718 or schedule online here: https://nvorthodontics.com/contact/.