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From an front office view of poor compliance; Patients have called and advised they are experiencing many ulcers after starting clear aligner treatment, this can be the indicator of the patient not wearing the aligners for the recommended 22 hours per day. The aligners actually protect the mouth from the ulcer forming from the attachments and if the patient is not wearing the aligners enough, they are more likely to have ulcers forming and becoming quite painful!
When screening these calls, patients often admit they are still getting used to the aligners and are struggling to wear them as prescribed, therefore exposing the mouth to the sharpness of the attachments.