Caring For Your Smile After Invisalign

Caring For Your Smile After Invisalign
Posted on 08/24/2017

Caring For Your Smile After Invisalign

Tips From Your Dothan & Enterprise Orthodontist

The goal of starting any type of orthodontic treatment whether it's traditional metal braces or Invisalign is having a beautiful that you are proud to show off. At McClimans Orthodontics, we understand the importance of a straight smile from its aesthetic purposes to the effects of your overall health. Our experienced and friendly orthodontist, Dr. Tee McClimans, will work closely with you to understand your treatment needs using the latest technology to help you achieve a perfect smile. With our Invisalign treatment, it gives you the opportunity to straighten your smile in a discreet way so that you don't feel self-conscious about your teeth throughout the process. But what happens after you have completed your Invisalign treatment?

How To Keep Your Teeth Straight

Woman putting on her Invisalign aligners

After you have completed your Invisalign treatment, most people may think that they will never have to wear another orthodontic appliance again. Unfortunately, no matter how straight your teeth are, they will move over time - this is a natural process. Retention is an important part of maintaining your straight teeth and minimizing its movement. Completing your treatment with Invisalign was not a quick and easy process so you want to make the most of the time you have invested to achieve your beautiful smile. Our Enterprise and Dothan, AL orthodontist will provide you with instructions on how to care for your smile after your Invisalign treatment:

  • Wear a retainer: Dr. McClimans will require his patients to wear a retainer after treatment to prevent teeth from shifting back into their original positions. He will determine which type of retainer is right for you depending on your specific needs.
  • Brush and floss regularly: Maintaining your oral hygiene is an important part of the retention phase to prevent any oral health problems. Brushing and flossing regularly can remove any buildup of plaque between your teeth which can lead to gum disease and cavities.
  • Avoid certain foods: Dr. McClimans will recommend that you stay away from crunchy or hard foods since your teeth may be more sensitive during this adjustment period.
  • Routine orthodontic checkups: It is important that you continue going to your orthodontic checkups so that Dr. McClimans can evaluate your overall health and adjustment to your recently straightened teeth.

Call Your Orthodontist In Dothan & Enterprise, AL

It is important that you follow these and other instructions provided by our orthodontist in order to achieve a lifetime of beautiful smiles. We want you to feel confident in the way that your teeth look which is why Dr. McClimans and his friendly staff will take the time to answer any questions you may have about your orthodontic treatment. If you would like to learn more about our Invisalign or our other orthodontic services, please feel free to contact us. You can also fill out our online appointment form. We look forward to giving you the smile that you deserve!