Joann

As some simple explanations as to why you should not attempt what you suggest:

Elastics are sometime anchored on teeth instead of aligners because the retention of the aligner over the patient's teeth at that point in their treatment isn't snug enough to withstand the force of the elastic. (The elastic would tend to dislodge the tray, thus affecting the patient's treatment.)

Also, since your aligner has been trimmed away in the area of the troublesome button (so it sticks through), it wouldn't be possible for you to glue the button onto the correct location. (The elastics you have now would either be stretched longer or shorter than intended, thus affecting the amount of force they apply).

There's also the issue that if you would somehow damage your aligner it would need to be remade.

Don't look for a solution on your own. Contact your dentist's office.

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