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    Hello from Florida.

    I am scheduled to have a tooth extracted prior to getting Invisalign. Read a lot of posts here and found most very helpful. I am unsure of how long after the extraction, that I will get and start the invisalign process. Currently my dentist indicates that Invisalign has 15 trays top and bottom for me.

    Rick

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    Welcome!

    It'll be interesting to see how many trays you end up with after the extraction. My ortho had predicted 18. I had 24 trays for my initial round and 22 trays in refinements.
    Invisalign Start Date: 1-17-2013

    Initial round of treatment: 24 U&L, 14 attachments
    Refinements 1/28/14: 22 U&L, 16 attachments, 3 metal buttons, 5 elastics

    Lower retainer 12/23/14, circumferential elastics
    Upper retainer 1/14/15

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    wow. Since the dentist consulted with Invisalign, I'm hoping that is close to an accurate estimate.

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    Did he do impressions or just scan your mouth? If he didn't, then it's just a best guess estimate until you get one of them done. Some offices use impressions, others have the new scanners that download right to Align Tech to make your aligners once your ortho tweaks them.

    I didn't have impressions done until the extraction sites were healed up (3 extractions)
    Invisalign Start Date: 1-17-2013

    Initial round of treatment: 24 U&L, 14 attachments
    Refinements 1/28/14: 22 U&L, 16 attachments, 3 metal buttons, 5 elastics

    Lower retainer 12/23/14, circumferential elastics
    Upper retainer 1/14/15

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    i had impressions taken. the extraction was part of the overall plan.

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