The wear schedule, i.e. the length of time the patient wears each set of aligners, you give to your patient is entirely up to you. You’ll be able to request a 1-week, 2-week, or 3-week wear schedule, and dispense as many aligners as you see fit at each appointment.
If you do not select a wear schedule when submitting your case, it will automatically default to the recommended 2 week wear schedule.
The aligners usually move teeth within 2-4 days of 22 hour-a-day wear. After the aligner has lost most of its resilience to move teeth, it will act as a retainer to allow the periodontal ligaments to catch up.
One knowledgeable orthodontist relayed that in his experience with aligners he has yet to have a case that ended up with root resorption after aligner treatment and most of his cases were on a 2 week wear time.
Wear schedules can also vary when you and your patient use Photo Monitoring with Dental Monitoring, so we recommend that you select a 1-week wear schedule to ensure that future phases arrive on time.
The decision of a 1, 2, or 3 week wear time is a decision that you’ll need to make depending on the circumstances with your patient.
Can I change my patient's wear schedule?
To request a change in wear schedule you'll need to contact Support either by phone, email, or by sending us a chat.