IntroductionWhat is Invisalign?
How Invisalign works
Will Invisalign work for me?
Is Invisalign safe?
Invisalign ProcessFinding an Invisalign Dentist
Visiting your Practitioner
Reviewing your Treatment Plan
Receiving your Aligners
Wearing your Aligners
Other InformationHistory of Invisalign
Technology behind Invisalign
Braces & Invisalign Differences
What is ClinCheck?
Invisalign After Treatment
Finally, once your Invisalign practitioner has approved that treatment has been completed, then you are ready to set off with a new beautiful and transformed smile, with no worries of removing any aligners for eating, drinking and brushing your teeth.
In order to prevent your teeth moving after treatment is completed it is recommended that you wear a removable or fixed retainer. After Invisalign treatment is completed most patients wear a clear plastic retainer at night. Often the retainer is made by Invisalign and is called 'Vivera' retainers.
Once your Invisalign aligners have been able to complete the realignment of your teeth, the next aspect of your orthodontic treatment will be the retention phase. This phase will involve your wearing of some type of orthodontic retainers.
Wearing your dental retainers after the completion of your Invisalign treatment will be just as important as your orthodontic treatment itself. Certainly, if you do not wear your retainer as your dentist instructs, it is possible, and even likely, that your teeth will begin to shift. In even a relatively short amount of time, enough relapse can occur that the resulting misalignment is not easy to correct. Whatever the time frame (weeks, months or years), not wearing their dental retainers is the main reason why you hear of patients having to have braces a second, or even a third time.