Caring for Your Beautiful Smile after Invisalign Treatment
Often patients are required to wear a retainer after their Invisalign Treatment. Our orthodontists say the first three months after debonding (getting braces removed) are the most critical, as your teeth are still getting used the new positions. This period is when it’s easiest for your teeth to move without retainers. If you go a week without wearing retainers, you may notice small amount of relapse, small spaces or rotations. If you go a month without wearing retainers, it’s possible your bite may begin to change. Orthodontic Experts’ doctors say your overbite and overjet may start to increase.
Brushing and Flossing
Create a ritual for yourself to brush and floss on a regular basis. Brushing and flossing will help prevent cavities and a gum disease, as your gums may be more sensitive for some time after your orthodontic treatment is finished. Also, you may try to use toothpaste for sensitive teeth, which would decrease sensitivity of your teeth and prepare them for the regular toothpaste.
To make sure that both your teeth and gums stay healthy, you need to have regular dental exams, so any problems can be quickly liquidated.
After all, if you have any questions, give us a call at (847) 749-4340 and we will be happy to help you or schedule an appointment for you. You can also text us at (847) 404-3268 for any quick questions or inquiries. Our diverse staff will be able to communicate with you in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Urdu and Hindi languages. We have six convenient immaculate locations and six orthodontists on staff. It’s never too late to achieve that beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for all your life!