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Steps To Take After Invisalign Treatment

Posted on August 18th, 2019 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Congratulations, you have finished your Invisalign treatment in Chicago, IL! If you took before and after pictures of your teeth, you’ll be amazed at the results. However, it’s important to keep those teeth straight, even after the process. Follow these steps after you have finished your Invisalign treatment to keep your teeth from reverting back to what they once were.

Wear Your Retainer

A retainer is worn to help maintain the tension on your teeth and hold them in place after you’ve finished your Invisalign treatment. If you aren’t wearing your retainer as prescribed, your teeth can shift back to their original position. Wearing your retainer every night will not only keep your teeth straight, but it will also protect your teeth from wear and tear due to issues, such as teeth grinding. Make sure you are keeping up-to-date with your retainer and getting a new one from your dentist once a year.

Schedule Regular Check-Ups

You should see your dentist bi-yearly for cleanings, but we also recommend seeing your dentist once the treatment is complete. At this exam, your dentist will check your bite to see if your teeth are becoming crowded or even if they’re shifting. If something is out of place, your dentist will check if your retainer has any wear and tear and if you need a new one.

Contact Us

Make sure you are wearing your retainer nightly, cleaning it as recommended, and visiting your dentist for regular dental check-ups. If you have any questions regarding Invisalign in Chicago, IL, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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