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Aftercare queries

  • Wearing a retainer after any orthodontic treatment is an important step because it keeps your teeth stable in their new positions. If you want your teeth to remain in their ideal position for the rest of your life, it’s best to wear a retainer as directed by your doctor. Your Invisalign-trained doctor can advise you on your retention options.
  • After you complete Invisalign treatment, like patients who undergo traditional wire-and-bracket treatment, your Invisalign-trained doctor will ask you to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving out of alignment. Depending on your doctor’s recommendation, the retainer may only need to be used at night or for longer periods.
  • Depending on the outcome of each treatment, this may vary individually. Some patients may require the use of retainers that include those fixed to the teeth, removable plastic retainers, or Invisalign retainers – which are similar to the aligners. Discuss these possibilities with your treating doctor. Every patient is different and outcomes do vary.