Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment designed to align teeth using clear plastic aligners. This treatment has become increasingly popular in recent years because it is more comfortable, discreet, and convenient than traditional metal braces. If you have recently completed your Invisalign treatment, congratulations! You are now on your way to a straighter and healthier smile. However, your journey is not yet over. Here are three things that will happen when Invisalign services are finished:
You’ll Need Retainers
After completing your Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist will recommend wearing retainers. Retainers are custom-made devices designed to hold your teeth in their new positions. They help prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions. Your orthodontist will advise you on the type of retainer that is best for you.
There are two kinds of retainers: removable and fixed. Removable retainers are like Invisalign aligners and can be dislodged when eating or brushing teeth. Fixed retainers are glued to the back of your teeth; only a dentist can remove them.
It is important to wear your retainers as prescribed by your orthodontist. Failure to wear your retainers can result in teeth reverting to their original positions, undoing all the progress you made during your Invisalign treatment. Depending on your case, you may need to wear your retainers for several months or even years. Your orthodontist will monitor your progress and tell you when it is safe to stop wearing your retainers.
You Still Need to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential after Invisalign services. Invisalign aligners are removable, which can be removed when eating or brushing your teeth. However, this also means that food particles and bacteria can get trapped between the aligners and teeth, resulting in decay and gum disease. That’s why brushing and flossing regularly is important to keep them healthy.
During your Invisalign treatment, you may have become accustomed to brushing and flossing more frequently than before. This is because Invisalign aligners need to be removed before eating or drinking anything other than water. Therefore, you may have brushed and flossed your teeth after every meal or snack. It is important to continue this habit even after your Invisalign treatment is done to maintain good oral hygiene.
You’ll Enjoy a Straighter and Healthier Smile
The most exciting thing that will happen after your Invisalign treatment is done is that you will enjoy a straighter and healthier smile. Invisalign treatment can correct many orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, overcrowding, gaps, and bite problems. By the end of your treatment, your teeth will be in their proper positions, and your bite will be improved.
A straighter, healthier smile has many benefits. It can improve self-confidence and improve your overall oral health. Straight teeth are also easier to clean, reducing tooth decay and gum disease risk. A proper bite can also prevent jaw pain, headaches, and other dental problems.
Reshape Your Bite and Crooked Teeth with Kennesaw Invisalign
Completing your Invisalign treatment is just the first step in your orthodontic journey. You must wear retainers, maintain good oral hygiene, and enjoy your new smile. Proper care and maintenance ensure your straighter and healthier smile lasts a lifetime.
Dentistry & Orthodontics provides comprehensive dental care that fulfills all your needs at one convenient location. From a complete smile transformation to a simple cleaning or even an emergency exam, we’re committed to serving you with our extensive range of services. Our team is always ready to assist, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or book your appointment online. Plus, we offer free consultations for Invisalign services! Contact us at (678) 275-2066 to experience the best dental care possible.