Can you help me? I’m so embarrassed. I left my aligners in the car when I went on a date. I was worried my date would notice. Now that I think about it, that was pretty stupid. No one has ever noticed I wear them. It’s just that I hadn’t been on a date in a long time and I was pretty nervous. Long story short. The heat warped my aligners. Can I use a hairdryer to try to get them back in the right shape?
Karen B. – Michigan
I hope your date went well. Dating can be nerve-wracking sometimes, so don’t feel too bad. Besides, you are not the first patient to do something similar. Unfortunately, the hair dryer isn’t a good plan. They’re carefully designed by computer. The chances of you getting them back to the exact correct position to continue your treatment are astronomical.
Generally, you switch Invisalign aligners every two weeks. If you’re early in those two weeks, I’d just tell your dentist what happened and then have him make you a replacement pair. If you’re later in that two week period then I’d speak to him or her about moving you onto the next pair.
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