Invisalign Aftercare: Will My Teeth Shift Back?
Will My Teeth Shift Back After Invisalign?
Here in Milton Keynes, our patients love our transformational teeth-straightening treatment: clear aligners, straight from the experts at Invisalign. Even though every case of straightening is different, most of our patients have the same kinds of concerns, including how to keep their treatment on track and maintain their impressive results for the future. Today, our Invisalign dentists here in Milton Keynes share some general aftercare advice and information, to help you get the most out of your investment.
1. Wear your retainers
One of the most important elements of your post-treatment aftercare is to wear your retainers as directed by your dentist. These help to keep the teeth straight and in their new positions, and prevent movement or shifting. The period that you’ll need to wear retainers varies, so it’s best to get individual advice from our dentists on this.
2: Attend regular check-ups
It’s a good idea to have regular oral health check-ups with your dentist to keep on top of your mouth, teeth and gums in general, so they stay healthy and bright. A professional cleaning at least a couple of times a year is a great way to keep you smiling, and if there are any concerns with your smile, your dentist may spot them during a routine appointment.
3: Take care of your teeth
With a lovely straightened smile, you’ll no doubt be confident about flashing those pearly whites. And to ensure your results last and the compliments keep coming, you’ll need to brush and floss twice daily. You can also use a fluoride-based mouthwash in between. If you slip up on your oral care, you could end up with a decayed tooth that might even require extraction.
4: Wear a mouthguard
Do you practise sports like rugby, basketball, hockey and others? If so, a mouthguard is a good idea – it helps to protect the teeth from accidental injury (or dental extractions). Plus, with your fantastic Invisalign results, you won’t want to affect your results or need further treatment to make corrections.
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And that wraps up our post for today. To chat to a member of our expert dental team, right here in Milton Keynes, just get in touch via our website contact page. We can offer advice, appointments and treatment consultations depending on your needs, so whatever your concern or interest, talk to us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.