Can You Tell When an Adult Has Invisalign Retainers In?

If you’re an adult who would like to straighten their teeth in the most discreet way possible, you can’t go wrong with Invisalign. Invisalign’s aligners are clear, comfortable, and won’t disrupt your busy lifestyle.

You are expected to wear them for at least 22 hours a day. However, you can remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth. While Invisalign treatment time varies from patient to patient, it usually takes a year for a typical adult to achieve the smile of their dreams with Invisalign.

Once you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, you may believe you are done with orthodontics forever. Unfortunately, this is not the case. You will be required to wear Invisalign retainers to hold your straight teeth in place and prevent them from shifting back into their original position.

If you’d like to make sure your new smile lasts, you should make it a top priority to wear your retainers. Since Invisalign retainers are clear, nobody will notice when you are wearing them. You won’t have to worry about your co-workers, children, or even random strangers staring at your mouth.

The majority of Invisalign patients wear retainers for 12 to 22 hours for the first 3 to 6 months after treatment. Once the 6 month has past, they wear them only at night. Your orthodontist will inform you of your particular retainer schedule.

Contact Gladwell Orthodontics

For more information about Invisalign and retainers, we encourage you to contact Gladwell Orthodontics today at 919-453-6325. Dr. Jason Gladwell looks forward to meeting you!