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3 Tips for Maintaining Your Smile after Invisalign

January 30, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Christopher J. Wigley, DMD, FAGD
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You’ve finally completed your Invisalign treatment, and you are excited! And you have every reason to be: You have invested a lot of time in following your treatment regimen. Now it’s time to enjoy having a beautiful straight smile.

You can ensure your smile remains so by following three essential steps once your Jensen Beach Invisalign treatment is finished.

Step #1. Wear Your Retainer as Prescribed by Your Dentist

After undergoing orthodontic treatment, your teeth must adjust to their new position. A retainer will help to ensure this process. You can opt for either a fixed retainer that is attached to the inside of your teeth or a removable appliance that is similar to your Invisalign aligner trays. Both will need to be taken care of by cleaning on a daily basis.

Step #2. Continue Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

Taking care of your teeth by regularly brushing and flossing was an essential part of your orthodontic treatment. Don’t slack on your excellent oral care now that treatment is complete. If you got into the habit of brushing after every meal while you were undergoing Invisalign treatment, this is indeed a good habit to keep!

Step #3. Visit the Dentist Twice Each Year for Examinations and Cleanings

The good news is that you won’t have to visit the dentist as often as you did when you were undergoing orthodontic treatment. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to visit at all. It’s essential to protect your investment by seeing your dentist regularly to ensure the health of your teeth and gums.

It’s also essential that you make and keep any follow-up appointments recommended by your dentist after your orthodontic treatment.

Be sure to follow these instructions after your Jensen Beach Invisalign treatment to help ensure your teeth stay healthy and less likely to revert to their original state. Call us today if it’s time for an appointment! 

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