I don’t think my aligners have fully straightened my teeth yet


Dear Tif,
I have been wearing the IA for 3 months on my upper arch. My dentist says we are done and on the last visit he took moulds and got them sent off for a retainer to be made. However I have noticed in the mirror that the middle of one of my lateral incisors doesn`t actually touch the acrylic bar. There is a 0.5 mm gap. It looks a lot better but isn`t perfectly straight. On my next visit I will be given my retainer. What is your advice on this please?
Also my dentist never adjusted the brace throughout the treatment? Is this normal? I heard people had theirs tightened up?

Thank you for your time Dr Qureshi and look forward to your reply.


Hi there, it all depends on how the teeth are contacting. If they are touching contact to contact- the dentist will rightly assume it is correct- the bar doesnt always have to be fully flush.
but of course if you feel its not right, it is worth saying now and at least seeing if there is any more that can be done-


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