Posted: April 16, 2018
Invisalign® treatments are a great step on the road to healthy tooth alignment and a beautiful, straight smile. In many cases, Invisalign can treat the same concerns as braces while being much easier to incorporate into your normal routine.
We know that you will feel confident about your treatment results, and we want to help you maintain them. Once you have achieved your desired results with Invisalign, there are some things to keep in mind to continue caring for your beautiful smile.
- Complete your treatment: It is important to wear your aligner until Dr. Chee says you can stop. Sometimes, people see that their teeth are straight, so they decide to stop wearing their aligners. However, there are many factors that Dr. Chee takes into account when developing the timeline of your treatment. You should continue to wear your Invisalign aligners as directed. Your teeth may shift and you could lose progress if you suddenly stop wearing your tray.
- Wear your retainer: Retainers are often recommended after completing Invisalign treatment. Retainers prevent your teeth from shifting back toward their original position over time. Every case is unique, and Dr. Chee will decide how a retainer will help you maintain your straight alignment. He will also advise you on how frequently you should wear your retainer to best care for your smile. Most people are able to decrease the frequency in which they wear one over time.
- Commit to oral hygiene: Developing a proper oral hygiene routine is crucial when it comes to maintaining your Invisalign results. This routine should involve caring for your retainer and your overall oral health. You can help keep your mouth free of germs by keeping your retainer clean. Rinse your retainer before putting it in your mouth and after you take it out. Dr. Chee will give you detailed instructions on how to best give your retainer regular deep cleanings. You should also take care of your beautiful smile by brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing at least once a day. This routine will help prevent any unwelcome dental issues such as cavities or staining.
- Maintain regularly scheduled check-ups: Regular dental checkups are necessary to care for your stunning smile. Routine dental visits are beneficial for everyone, but they become even more important after Invisalign treatment. In addition to checking in on your overall oral health, Dr. Chee will examine your bite for any shifting or changes. This will allow him to address and correct any possible alignment issues that occur, ensuring that your smile remains straight.
There aren’t many steps that you need to take after Invisalign to ensure your continued satisfaction with the results of your treatment. However, it is important that you follow them to ensure success.
Contact Our Calgary Dentist
To learn more about Invisalign and if it is right for you, please call 403-543-4600 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Chee. Aesthetic Dental Studio proudly serves patients in Calgary, Cochrane, Airdrie, and nearby areas of Alberta.