Invisalign has become a popular alternative to traditional metal braces because of their added comfort and convenience. While most people may be familiar with the system of removable aligners, they may not be as well educated on taking care of your teeth after Invisalign. No matter what kind of braces you choose, it’s important to make sure you maintain your oral health in order to keep the straight teeth you spent 12-18 months working to achieve.
So how long does Invisalign last? Well, under the perfect conditions your results can last a lifetime. For most people, keeping up with a dental care regimen after treatment is enough to preserve your Invisalign results. Here are our tips for getting the most out of your Invisalign treatment even after the aligners come off.
If you want to see your Invisalign results last forever, be good to yourself and your teeth even after you stop using the aligners. Make sure to brush and floss regularly, and don’t skip your cleaning appointments when the dentist calls to schedule.
Everyone will need to wear a retainer following Invisalign treatment to help preserve their straight teeth. The retainers are worn full time to start then decreased to night wear only. Just be sure to take the best care of your teeth that you can, listen to your dental or orthodontic professional, and your Invisalign results will be with you until the end.
Keeping you smiling
When people get braces, they’re hoping for lifetime results that will boost their confidence and social capital, and Invisalign can provide those things. The added comfort, convenience, and removability compared to traditional braces make Invisalign one of the best braces for college students and working adults alike.
If you’re interested in Invisalign, talk to your orthodontist to see if it’s a good fit for you. Not sure who to call? Dr. Mario Paz is proud to be contributing to the community that he lives in and loves. A healthy smile is priceless, schedule a consultation to find which treatment option may be best for you.