IPR (Interproximal Reduction) is a technique used to create space between teeth. We use a special tools to remove a small amount of enamel from the sides of the teeth, which helps to create additional space for teeth to shift into their proper position.
IPR is a common and safe technique used in Invisalign treatment. It’s often used in cases where teeth are slightly crowded, and there isn’t enough space for them to shift into their proper position using Invisalign aligners alone.
The amount of IPR required during Invisalign treatment varies depending on the severity of the orthodontic issue, the position of the teeth, and the individual patient’s needs. We will determine if IPR is necessary for your Invisalign treatment and will perform the procedure if needed. We will also ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the procedure and that the right amount of enamel is removed to create the space needed for proper tooth alignment.
IPR means that we often do not need to remove teeth to create space, leading to more full smile, in the final result.