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Why You Need to Wear Your Retainer after Invisalign Treatment

December 26, 2019
Posted By: David Cantwell, DDS
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Your Invisalign treatment was much more convenient than you imagined it would be, but you’ve just worn your last set of aligners and you’re glad it’s over. Now you can go out and smile with confidence again, knowing that your teeth look straight and even.

But knowing what to do after Invisalign treatment in Boise, ID is as important as the process itself. Wearing your retainer as instructed by your dentist is essential if you want to maintain the straight teeth you worked so hard to achieve. 

What Does an Invisalign Retainer Do?

Wearing your retainers after Invisalign treatment helps maintain the tension on your teeth, and hold them in place following Invisalign treatment. Many adult patients who seek Invisalign treatment had braces when they were younger but neglected to wear their retainer. 

This results in a relapse, where your straight teeth start to revert back to their original crooked position.

Do I Have to Wear My Retainer All the Time?

Your Invisalign dentist in Boise, ID will recommend how long each day you need to wear your retainers. Some people need to wear them during the day for the first few months after treatment while others may only need to wear them at night while they sleep.

When Can I Stop Wearing My Invisalign Retainer?

You can’t ever stop wearing your Invisalign retainer unless you want to risk your teeth reverting to their crooked position. Commit to wearing it every day as instructed, and try to view the retainer stage as a continuation of your Invisalign treatment that protects your smile and your investment. 

Call Us with Your Invisalign Questions

There’s a lot to consider with Invisalign before, during, and after treatment. You worked hard to achieve a straighter smile and you couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Now all you need to do is to take the step of wearing your retainer and keeping your straight smile for a lifetime.

Dr. Dave Cantwell and the team at Atlantis Dental are always happy to meet with you and answer your questions about Invisalign clear braces in Boise, ID. Please call us to schedule an appointment so we can explain the Invisalign process in detail.


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