Premier Dental of New Albany understands that orthodontic treatment can be a significant investment of time, effort, and money. Patients who undergo orthodontic treatment are often instructed on the importance of wearing a retainer after their teeth alignment treatment is complete. However, failing to wear a retainer properly can lead to the reversal of years of orthodontic treatment. Teeth, gums, and jaw can become misaligned over time without the use of a retainer.
Fortunately, Invisalign offers a customizable solution to this problem. Invisalign retainers are custom-made to fit the shape of your teeth and gums, just like clear aligner treatments. Your Premier dentist will create a custom Invisalign retainer to help keep your teeth in place after you finish Invisalign or Invisalign Go treatment. By wearing a clear aligner retainer like this while you sleep, you can ensure that the months of hard work you put into wearing, cleaning, and maintaining your Invisalign aligners are not lost after your treatment is complete.
Caring for an Invisalign Retainer is crucial for keeping your teeth properly aligned. Your Premier Dental team will go over the details with you in the office, including how to clean your Invisalign retainer, when and how long you should wear it each day, and options for Invisalign retainer replacement if you lose it.
It is essential to wear your retainer after Invisalign treatment to avoid common dental issues associated with misaligned teeth. Correcting an abnormal bite not only results in a nice-looking smile but also promotes oral health. Failing to correct an abnormal bite could lead to tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, affected speech and/or chewing, abnormal wear to tooth enamel, and jaw problems.
For patients new to Invisalign, the process takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. Invisalign uses a custom-made series of aligners created for each patient. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. The aligners gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans for you. Unlike traditional metal braces, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete. The best part about the process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Wearing an Invisalign retainer is essential for maintaining the results of your orthodontic treatment. Your Premier Dental team will provide you with the necessary instructions and care tips to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact Premier Dental of New Albany today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how Invisalign retainers can benefit you.
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