Invisalign has become a very popular alternative to braces in the last couple decades. And it’s no wonder why—Invisalign offers a straighter smile with the added perk of virtual invisibility.
A question that people often ask concerning Invisalign is, will I ever have to get it again? It’s no secret that some unlucky people have to get braces put on multiple times to perfect their smile.
Even though the Invisalign treatment is less invasive than braces, no one wants to waste time and money on getting their teeth straightened a second time. So, what can you do to make sure this doesn’t happen?
What Happens After My Invisalign Treatment Is Completed?
To maintain the beautiful smile you have just invested in, there are some additional steps to take that you should be aware of.
The first step in your maintenance process is wearing your retainer. This is a different type of retainer than the ones you wore during the Invisalign process. The goal of this maintenance retainer is not to move your teeth—it’s to keep your teeth in place.
At first, you will probably have to wear your retainer most of the day. But as your teeth adjust to their new position, you’ll only be required to wear your retainer at night. People who don’t wear their retainers after Invisalign treatment have experienced their teeth shifting back into their old position.
So, wear your retainer. Seriously—just do it.
You’ll also want to keep up with regular dental care. Make sure you’re going to the dentist every six months. This will ensure your teeth are healthy and are responding well to the Invisalign process.
If you don’t follow these additional maintenance steps, you run the risk of ruining the work you’ve just put into your smile.
Maintaining Your Perfect Smile Takes Dedication
If you really want to straighten your smile, you need to be committed. The Invisalign process itself requires that you wear retainers 20-22 hours a day.
After you’re finished with Invisalign, you must keep up the additional maintenance processes. It might seem annoying or tedious to wear a retainer right after finishing your Invisalign treatment. But making sure your smile stays perfect is well worth the hassle.
Invisalign requires time and money. Don’t waste your time or your money by needing to get Invisalign a second time. The last thing you want is for your teeth to shift back into their old position just because you didn’t keep up with your dental care.
Get A Skilled Team Of Professionals To Walk Beside You
Whether you are considering Invisalign or you are a current patient, you might have questions regarding your completed treatment. Taking care of your new smile is important—you don’t want to accidentally reverse the process. The team at East Center Dental is skilled in recommending best practices following your Invisalign treatment to keep your smile looking perfect. Contact them today and create a plan for your smile journey!