Invisalign clear aligners allow you to enjoy your smile as it transforms, now your treatment is almost done. So, what will happen after your clear aligner treatment is complete?
Your Clear Aligner Treatment
Invisalign is designed to gently correct a variety of orthodontic issues from the most simple tooth misalignments to more complex bite issues. If you choose Invisalign to treat your smile issues, then throughout your treatment your dentist will monitor your progress and track the changes of your smile each step of the way.
Each step of the way - ligner by aligner - you will gradually move through the different phases outlined in your personalized treatment plan until finally your smile transformation is complete! But then what?
Flash That Straighter New Smile
No doubt that your final day of treatment will be an exciting milestone. You followed your treatment plan and now you have a straighter, healthier smile you can be proud of. Congratulations! So, is that it? Not quite.
Once your teeth have gently been guided to where you want them, it's going to take a little time for them to settle into their new positions. That's where retainers come into play. You will need to wear a retainer to hold your teeth in place as the tissues around each tooth settle.
Following treatment, there is a good chance that your dentist will recommend that you wear a retainer full-time for at least the first six months. If everything is beginning to firm up and settle, then the next step is to move to part-time wear for the next 6 months. One full year of retainer wear is usually long enough for your jaw to firm up and hold your teeth in their new corrected positions.