How IPR Works for Additional Aligners with Invisalign

Have you ever wondered about how IPR works for additional aligners (AKA refinements)? If this is something you have been unsure about, don’t panic; our friendly team here at Straight Smile Solutions are on hand to help you learn more about how IPR works to refine additional aligners with Invisalign.
What is IPR?
IPR stands for interproximal reduction. This technique removes a small amount of enamel from the edges of the teeth, thereby allowing slightly more room to correct crowding and the like.
There are several possible applications for IPR with Invisalign. However, before taking on your first case, it’s worth checking how additional aligners actually work in these scenarios.
How IPRs Work for Additional Aligners with Invisalign
When you head to your patient’s ClinCheck history, you’ll be able to view data regarding whether you did IPR for a patient and if you should do more work or not. This question will be asked by the Invisalign team when you submit a request for additional aligners (refinements).
Remember: in many cases, you will need to ask Invisalign directly for a very specific case, such as if you want no more than a certain amount of cumulative IPR or if you’re trying to do posterior work instead. If you’ve already considered redistributing, though, or if you think that doing additional aligners is going to be ineffective for the patient, you could consider elastics.
Final Thoughts
If you have been wondering about how IPR works with Invisalign and how additional refinement aligners are available, today’s guide should have helped. However, don’t be afraid to get in touch with our experts for further guidance on your unique cases, or check out our YouTube channel for more specific examples.