Are you self-conscious with your smile? Are you looking for a way to get a straighter smile without metal braces?
Having a straight smile is important to many people. In fact, 57% of people said they would rather have straight teeth than clear skin.
Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth using clear plastic trays. Have you wondered what happens when your final Invisalign tray comes off? Check out what to expect after Invisalign.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional, metal braces. During a typical Invisalign timeline, you will wear a series of clear, plastic aligner trays that will fit over your teeth. Over time, your teeth will straighten. Invisalign procedures typically last six months to a year, depending upon how much treatment is needed.
The main objective for most is the visible results you get from the treatments, but there are also health benefits to having a straighter smile.
- Minimize tooth decay because teeth are easier to clean.
- Reduce risk of periodontal disease.
- Protect overall health as dental issues can contribute to other issues throughout your body like heart disease and diabetes.
By taking care of your dental health, you are also taking care of your entire body.
What Happens After the Final Invisalign Tray Comes Off?
After the final tray comes off and your results are verified, you can expect to start wearing an Invisalign retainer. Retainers are a necessary part of your treatment because they keep your teeth from going back to their original position.
You have two options when it comes to retainers. There is the traditional wire retainer that has a custom fit plastic piece that fits to the roof of your mouth. The second option is a clear plastic retainer that fits very much like the Invisalign trays did.
These Vivera retainers are custom made from the same material as the Invisalign trays.
Your orthodontist will tell you how often you need to wear your retainer, but typically it will be full time, then gradually decreasing to night time wear only. It’s important to follow recommendations so you can keep your straight smile.
Do You Need to Continue Seeing Your Orthodontist?
You may be wondering if your visits to your orthodontist will stop after your Invisalign procedures are complete. While you won’t be going as often as you did during treatment, there will still be some visits to look forward to. You can expect a follow-up visit a few weeks following the last tray.
Depending on recommendations from your orthodontist, he or she may want to see you back in six months to a year to make sure everything looks great.
Are You Ready for Invisalign?
Are you ready for a more confident smile? The Invisalign tray may be the answer for you. Wearing Invisalign is a great alternative to metal braces for teens and adults.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment to see if you are a candidate for this treatment.