The whole point of my getting Invisalign is to have braces that people can’t see. My dentist said that I might need attachments on them, which to me are clearly visible. What happens if I decline the attachments? Will my treatment time be longer? Thanks. Missy
Missy – The attachments are made of tooth-colored composite that is temporarily bonded to your teeth. The aligner will grip the attachment, which in turn assists with tooth movement. Some tooth movements require attachments to properly align to the tooth.
If you decline the attachments, your teeth won’t move properly. After your Invisalign treatment, you may be able to tell that some teeth are not as straight as they could be.
Speak with your dentist about the results you can expect if you decline the attachments. Remember the alternatives to Invisalign (metal or clear braces) are much more noticeable than your attachments will be. If you are still concerned, you can consider getting a second opinion.
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