What Happens After Invisalign Treatment Is Completed?

May 11, 2018

Invisalign has become an extremely popular way to straighten teeth due to the lack of bulky metal brackets and wires. A common question that patients ask us is about what happens after Invisalign comes off and if there is a need for intensive aftercare. Here are some helpful tips on what to do after your Invisalign straightening journey has complete.

How Can You Tell When Treatment Is Over?

While many assume that they can just stop wearing Invisalign as soon as they think their teeth are straightened, it is important to wait until your dentist gives the all clear. While you might think that your teeth are straight, your dentist will know if there is more movement that needs to happen. If you stop wearing them too quickly, you can undo a lot of work.

Do You Need to Do Anything Besides Removable Trays After Treatment?

While traditional braces require a procedure to have them removed from the teeth, the procedure for ending your Invisalign treatments is often just as simple as removing the tray. In some cases, some patients may need small dots of resin used to keep the Invisalign more secure, but it is very simple to remove and takes minutes.

What Will Your Teeth Look Like After Treatment?

After treatment is complete, your teeth will look straight and even! Gaps will be gone, twisted teeth will be even, and it will be easier to chew and eat. You will be able to smile widely and confidently!

Will You Need to Wear a Retainer Afterwards?

A retainer is necessary to ensure that the teeth stay in their new position. For those that don’t like he idea of a metal retainer, firm and tougher clear retainers are an excellent option.