Dr. Watson and the professionals here at Watson Orthodontics know that their Cypress, TX patients have full, active lives. It’s easy for one to lose their keys, their wallet, or their phone, and because of the convenient, removable aspect of Invisalign clear aligners, it can also be easy to lose them too! It’s important to keep track of your Invisalign trays when they’re not being worn, and if you happen to lose them here’s a few tips!

What Do I Do?

First, don’t panic. We here at Watson Orthodontics offer up to 6 free replacements aligners for Invisalign Teen. However, adults patients will most likely have to wait until they get their new set of trays, but Invisalign always comes with a backup plan…

How Do I Cope?

It’s possible for a patient to use their previous set as a sort of retainer to prevent teeth from moving back into their incorrect positions while they wait for their next set. We at Watson Orthodontics recommend saving the previously used trays for this specific purpose.

How Do I Go On?

Don’t get discouraged because of a minor setback like a lost Invisalign tray. It won’t be long before your new trays can be worn and you’re back on a roll! Note that when switching to your new trays however, you may experience some mild discomfort at first from the pressure exerted on the teeth by the appliance. And going forward, keep your aligners in a safe place (like the provided case) when you take them out to eat, brush, floss, and clean.

To Whom Do I Turn?

If you lose an appliance be sure to contact Dr. Watson and the Invisalign experts here at Watson Orthodontics near Cypress, TX immediately. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is not inexpensive or casually undertaken, and losing an appliance needed for treatment can be stressful and alarming, but there are solutions.


Dr. Jim Watson and the team at Watson Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen®, braces and/or clear braces in the 77429 zip code area: Cypress, Harris County, Houston, Spring, or Tomball, TX, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Watson, contact Watson Orthodontics at: 281.955.7612