Once you complete your Invisalign treatment plan, you are sure to be pleased with the results. Your teeth will appear straighter and any bite issues you had will be resolved. You may also notice that it’s easier for you to bite and chew items now that your teeth are in the proper position. If you would like to avoid undergoing Invisalign treatment again and keep the beautiful smile you have worked so hard to achieve, it is imperative that you follow certain instructions.
You will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth from migrating back to their original positions. The retainer will also give your jaw enough time to harden and hold your teeth in their new position. The good news is that there are clear retainers that resemble the aligners used in Invisalign treatment. These retainers are comprised of a more durable material that allows them to be used for a long period of time.
Initially, you may have to wear your retainer for 24 hours a day. However, eventually your orthodontist will likely tell you that you can only wear your retainer at night when you’re sleeping. Since each patient’s situation is different, it’s important to listen to the customized instructions from your orthodontist. We have often been asked if general North Carolina health or dental insurance covers Invisalign or any orthodontic procedures. The only way we will know, with 100% certainty is to run your insurance. Contact our office today and we will discuss financial plans and other options if your insurance does not cover Invisalign treatment.
Lastly, after undergoing Invisalign, you should take excellent care of your teeth and gums. Be sure to brush and floss at least twice a day and visit the dentist and orthodontist on a regular basis. For more information on life after Invisalign, schedule a free Invisalign consultation at my office.