Retainers: Orthodontic Care after Invisalign

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Are you curious about what happens after Invisalign treatment? When your dentist tells you that you no longer need to wear your Invisalign aligners, it doesn’t mean your orthodontic treatment is over. Completing your months of Invisalign treatment means you’re one step closer to achieving your dream of having a perfect and beautiful smile.

After you finish wearing your Invisalign aligners, the first thing that your dentist will do is to make a new impression of your teeth. From here, your teeth will be assessed and evaluated for retainers. The retainer will keep your teeth aligned so they won’t move back to their original position. Without using retainers, you will be prone to relapse, a possible complication of not completing the whole process of orthodontic treatment.

While there are many different types of retainers, here at Quarry Park Dental, we have the three most common retainers available to our patients. These retainers are Hawley, Essix and Fixed Retainers. With Invisalign, align technology offers Vivera Retainers. The treatment duration of retainers will depend on varying amounts of time and the type of orthodontic treatment and the age of the patient.

Besides wearing retainers, after Invisalign treatment, you have to continue taking care of your oral health. Proper brushing, flossing, and cleaning of the other parts of your mouth are essential to prevent dental problems and other complications of orthodontic treatment.

To learn more about care following Invisalign treatment, you can contact or visit our office in Calgary, Alberta.

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