woman placing Invisalign braces in her mouth in Wolverhampton

1st September 2022

How Do I Maintain Invisalign Results After Treatment?

As a dental practice in Wolverhampton, we work hard to ensure our patients have healthy, happy smiles from Invisalign results. One of our leading treatments – which can be carried out for cosmetic reasons or for dental reasons – is Invisalign.

Today, we’ll talk about Invisalign treatment and what happens after post-treatment, so you can maintain your incredible new smile.

So, what is Invisalign?

Invisalign clear braces helps to straighten teeth using clear acrylic aligners. After scans are made of your smile, Invisalign’s computer system plots every tiny movement needed to align teeth. An aligner is then created for each step, which is usually worn for a couple of weeks before changing to your next set.

Why do people like Invisalign?

First of all, it’s a clear brace, so it’s extremely discreet for those who are self-conscious about their smile or having treatment. Secondly, invisible braces are removable for eating and short breaks – fixed braces are not. And, arguably best of all, it’s far more comfortable than alternatives as it’s designed to fit around your teeth and adjust them little by little.

Wolverhampton dentist inserting Invisalign braces into patient's mouth

What can I expect from my Invisalign results?

There are lots of reasons for undergoing treatment. Cosmetically, someone might want to have a straighter smile, close gaps, or create more even spacing between the teeth. But dentally speaking, Invisalign can also correct the bite, and if left untreated, can result in gum erosion, tooth wear and jaw pain. There are lots of fantastic benefits to Invisalign treatment and it’s one of the most popular choices around the world for orthodontics.

How do I maintain my Invisalign results?

There are a few things you should do to ensure your straight smile lasts.

1. Attend dental check-ups – our expert dentists in Wolverhampton can spot problems like decay early, which could reduce the chances of treatments like tooth extraction, which affect your results.

2. Follow your Invisalign refinement period – many cases of Invisalign need fine-tuning to ensure you get that dream smile. It’s always worth following your treatment programme to the end to get that perfect result.

3. Wear your retainer – Invisalign creates its own brand of retainers, called Vivera retainers, which prevents teeth shifting. Vivera retainers are 30% stronger, twice as durable as others, and similar to your Invisalign aligners, they are custom-made for your smile. 

How do I get a Vivera retainer?

If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, talk to our Wolverhampton dental practice today, and we’ll book you in for a clear brace consultation.

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Claregate Dental cannot guarantee specific results.