You already know that Invisalign® can help to transform smiles without the need for brackets and wires, but what should you expect once your Invisalign treatment is complete?
Your Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign helps to correct a variety of orthodontic issues from the most simple tooth misalignments to more complex bite issues. If you choose Invisalign to treat your smile issues, then throughout your treatment your dentist will monitor your progress and track the changes of your smile each step of the way.
Aligner by aligner, you will gradually move though each of the phases outlined in your personalized treatment plan, until finally your smile transformation is complete! But then what?
Show-Off Your Straighter New Smile
Your final day of treatment is bound to be an exciting milestone. You followed your treatment plan and now you have a straighter, healthier smile you can be proud of. Congratulations! So, is that it? Not quite.
Once your teeth have gently been guided to where you want them, it's going to take a little time for them to settle in to their new positions. That's where retainers come into play. You will need to wear a retainer to hold your teeth in place as the tissues around each tooth settle.
Following treatment, there is a good chance that your dentist will recommend that you wear a retainer full-time for at least the first six months. If everything is beginning to firm up and settle, then the next step is to move to part-time wear for the next 6 months. One full year of retainer wear is usually long enough for your jaw to firm up and hold your teeth in their new corrected positions.