You’ve finally reached your last set of Invisalign aligners, and are about to be completely finished with your treatment. Congratulations! This is an exciting day, nothing compares to seeing your brand new, perfectly straight smile and knowing your treatment is complete. Your Folsom orthodontist is just as thrilled as you are to see your gorgeous smile, so we want to make sure you know how to best care for it now that you’ll be done with treatment. Here are some tips to ensure your gorgeous smile will last a lifetime.
Once your last set of aligners has been worn, there is still one final phase of care to preserve your new smile. Your Folsom orthodontist will fit you with a customized retainer designed to hold your teeth in their new alignment and prevent them from moving back to their old positions. This is because teeth that have just been moved have a natural tendency to shift again.
Your El Dorado Hills orthodontist will instruct you on when and how long to wear your retainer. At first, you will likely be instructed to wear it at all times, day and night. Once your teeth and bones have settled, you may just need to wear it during the night to maintain your smile. The retainer is durable, comfortable, and allows you to go about your daily routine normally.
Aside from wearing your retainer after Invisalign, there are several other things you need to do in order to keep your smile in top shape. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day to keep them clean and prevent plaque buildup. Keep up with regular visits to your dentist for oral checkups and professional cleanings to maintain your smile. To keep your new smile looking dazzling and healthy, practice a good oral hygiene routine each day and night.
Hoybjerg Orthodontics is proud of the gorgeous smiles we create for countless patients throughout Folsom and El Dorado Hills, and we’re committed to helping you maintain a smile you can be proud to show off for years to come. If you have any questions regarding Invisalign treatment or how to care for your smile after treatment, we encourage you to contact us today. We can’t wait to hear from you!