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How long You should Wear Retainers after Invisalign Treatment

How long You should Wear Retainers after Invisalign Treatment

Posted by:  Admin
26th May, 2020

Invisalign are said to be almost invisible aligners used for teeth straightening. Do you feel embarrassed to smile in public places? Is this the reason you do not want to attend social gatherings? If yes, then you need to fix an appointment with one of the Invisalign dentists to get your teeth straightened and improve your confidence. He is the one who can determine if you are the right candidate for wearing Invisalign braces. Most people can get straighter teeth within 12 to 18 months at the most. Read further to know how long you should wear these retainers to attain your desired smile.

How long do you need to wear Invisalign?

Since Invisalign braces can be removed easily, you need to wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. This will enable you to improve your appearance and confidence as well as to attain the most desired results from the treatment.

What happens when you wear Invisalign at night only?

You have to wear your braces between 20 and 22 hours a day or else, the teeth will not shift to their desired position. While there might be slight discomfort when you wear Invisalign braces for the first time, it is extremely important that you continue wearing your aligners, as suggested by the Invisalign providers. Otherwise, you won’t be able to make further progress for the treatment.

Is it possible to eat or drink when wearing Invisalign?

No, you cannot actually eat or drink anything than water while wearing Invisalign retainers. Like the traditional metal braces Invisalign braces are removable so you will be able to continue eating your favorite foods during the treatment. This means you do not need to stay away from foods that are hard to chew such as caramel. However, it is necessary that you brush your teeth after eating so that you do not cause the stain to your Invisalign clear aligners.

How long will it take to straighten teeth with Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment requires between 12 and 18 months, on average. Since each patient is different, it is important to fix an appointment with one of our Invisalign providers as the treatment time depends on several factors such as how consistently you wear the aligners and the complexity of your case. For example, you may have to wear Invisalign retainers for a longer time in case you need to correct a slight overbite.

Will you have to wear a retainer all the time?

After you complete the Invisalign treatment, it is obvious to have the desire of wearing another oral appliance. However, it is extremely important that you wear your retainer as directed by the Invisalign providers or else, your teeth will gradually move to their original positions.

Though you might not see your teeth moving at first, the change will become more noticeable in due course. For example, your retainer might be uncomfortable and tight in case you have not worn it for a few days. So, your retainers will fit for as long as you consistently wear them.

It is quite obvious for your teeth to move slightly once you stop wearing these Invisalign braces. This is due to daily wear and tear on your teeth when you bite down, chew, swallow, and speak. The retainer has been made to avoid noticeable changes so you can restore your gorgeous smile and confident look.

You need to visit your dentist at Museum Dental Suites where he will look after your oral problems and suggest undergoing Invisalign treatment. This way, your crooked and misshapen teeth will restore their shape and help you to attain your perfect smile soon.



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