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Invisalign Refinement

Updated: May 19

You may already understand the Invisalign* process and how the clear plastic aligner trays work in a series to slowly move teeth into a new position. You may also know how the attachments act as anchors to hold the aligners in place and provide greater precision. But you may have questions around how Invisalign* refinements work, or what they even are.

Invisalign* refinements are just that – refinements made by your orthodontist to make small changes to your teeth outside of the original treatment plan.


In some cases, patients using Invisalign* experience a smooth course of treatment. Their teeth move exactly as planned from the outset and they don’t need any refinements for their bite to correct and their teeth to align.

For some other patients, their teeth won’t move exactly as planned or at the speed at which was planned. In this case, your orthodontist will design a new set of trays. The new trays act to ‘refine’ the movement of teeth, whether it be adding pressure to a particular tooth, or adjusting the alignment of a set of teeth.

Refinements can also be used at the end of the planned treatment schedule, to ensure the results are correct down to the last seemingly-imperceptible millimetre.


Your orthodontist will review your treatment progress during your visits every 6 or so weeks. This is when you will be advised whether you may need any refinements.

Or, if you have elected to check in via your monitoring app, you will receive an alert requesting you book an appointment.

If your teeth aren’t responding to treatment as expected, there are solutions. And this is where your orthodontist will turn to Invisalign* refinements to ensure the treatment delivers the results you expect.


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Everything On-Site

Our NoFrownZone practice has everything on-site so you, or your child, can have all your orthodontic appointments right here in Queenstown.

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Latest Technology

At the NoFrownZone, our state-of-the-art digital technology allows us to plan your treatment more accurately, and provide a pleasant treatment experience. Digital technology offers greater precision resulting in faster treatment!

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Putting Patients First

Our practice offers a warm, friendly environment in which patients can relax and receive individually-focused treatment.

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Special Care for Kids

We have the knowledge and skills needed to treat the unique needs of growing children in an inviting and comfortable environment.


Less than 5 min walk from Wakatipu High School


Shop 102-11, Dart House
Remarkables Park Town Centre
Hawthorne Drive
Queenstown 9300

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