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What to Do after Completing Invisalign Treatment

What to Do after Completing Invisalign Treatment

Posted by:  Admin
02nd March, 2021

Deciding to have treatment with Invisalign means that you will need dedication to that treatment. You will be instructed on what you need to do all the way through Invisalign treatment but what you do after that treatment is also important. Without following after-treatment procedures correctly the teeth that have been straightened can shift again undoing all the work you have done. Here are some tips about Invisalign aftercare so that the benefits you have gained from Invisalign treatment continue long after that treatment is over.

Why people don’t follow the correct procedure

The reason that people sometimes do not follow the right procedure is that they feel that the job has been done once their teeth have been straightened. They think that once the teeth are straight, they will stay that way. To avoid undoing all the work that has been done you will need to follow these steps: 

  1. Wear the retainer you have been prescribed– The retainer will help maintain the tension on your teeth in their corrected position so that they do not shift back to their original position. Therefore, you should wear your retainer every night. Often it is an earlier failure to wear a retainer that bring people to Museum Dental Suites to have another go at straightening teeth that have gone back to their original position Because the retainer was not worn. The retainer that you are given will have to be worn every night for the rest of your life.  And there is another reason that you should wear your retainers. They will protect your teeth from the damage done by night-time grinding.  If you do have this problem, your dentist will change your retainer every 9 to 12 months. 
  2. Clean your retainer– Ensuring that your retainer is clean and is not harbouring harmful bacteria is important to keeping teeth healthy after your Invisalign treatment has been completed. You will need to lean your retainer correctly every day.

    Never brush your retainer with toothpaste because it is too abrasive and may leave marks or dull the shine of your retainer allowing bacteria to build and teeth to become stained.  Either scrub the retainer with a toothbrush using soapy water or soak in water with tablets designed to clean retainers. Only ten to twenty minutes soak is needed.

  3. Keep your appointment for dental check-ups: It is important for everybody, but especially for patients who have had Invisalign. When you have your check-up your dentist will check your bite and will also make sure that the teeth are not shifting back or becoming crowded. Your dentist will also talk to you about how you are feeling with your bite and will look to see how stable your bite is. If the dentist does notice that your teeth are starting to shift out of the ideal position then they will have a look at your retainer to make sure that it is still doing the job properly or if in fact you need a new one. You might also benefit from a reshape or a polish that will help you maintain a stable bite.

Although it may feel to you as though the job is done once you have had your Invisalign treatment it is definitely incumbent on you to make sure that the beautiful smile you always wanted stays with you by wearing your retainer each night and going to see your dentist regularly to make sure that everything is in order. Schedule regular dental check-ups at Museum Dental Suites so that your smile is always the brightest.   

 

 


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