Caring For Your Smile After Invisalign

You have done a lot of work to get the perfect smile. You wore your Invisalign aligner trays and cared for your teeth, and now your treatment is done. You still need to keep up your oral care routine, so keep these things in mind.

Retainers

Many patients do require a retainer after Invisalign treatment. This will be based on your unique situation. If you do receive a retainer, use as directed. Retainers prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original position. For younger patients, retainers are normally used until the wisdom teeth come in or are extracted.

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing must be part of your daily oral care. Flossing helps remove the plaque, which becomes tartar. This build up can lead to gingivitis and gum disease. Your gums may be more sensitive for a week or two after your orthodontic work is completed.

Your teeth may be slightly sensitive for a short time. They have been protected by your Invisalign aligner trays and now are fully exposed. You might want to try a sensitive toothpaste to get through the transition.

Regular Dental Checkups

You still need to have regular dental exams. Professional cleanings and X-rays make sure that both your teeth and gums stay healthy so you can keep your teeth for life. If cavities or other problems are found, they can be taken care of quickly.

If you have any questions about how to care for your teeth after your Invisalign program, please ask our team. We want you to keep your healthy smile and enjoy the results of your Invisalign treatment.

Posted on November 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

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