A 27-year-old male asked:
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would taking teeth molds or pictures for invisalign with food just eaten stuck between small spaces in teeth made invisalign treatment less effective

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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Possibly: The food could affect the accuracy of the impressions (molds) and cause an ill-fitting aligner. The Dentist should make that assessment at the time of the impressions. Good Luck.
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Doubtful: Although accurate, the invisalign trays do not conform that closely to those areas, so it is doubtful that any minor food particles could cause a problem. Taking pictures with food particles will definately not make the treatment less effective.
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is possible: because a technician uses it to create a highly precise 3D digital model that becomes the basis for your entire orthodontic treatment plan. Ideal patient outcomes with Invisalign aligners rely on the accuracy of your impression. Hope it helps.
Answered on Aug 20, 2015
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Depends: Depends on how much debris is present at the time of the scan, the location of the debris, and the complexity of your malocclusion. Ask your Treating Dentist or preferably Orthodontic Specialist to carefully review the Clin Check images.
Answered on Jan 17, 2016

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