If you’re just about finished with your Invisalign treatment, you’re probably very excited to forget about your aligners and move on. However, you’re not quite ready for that. There are a few other steps that need to be taken after you remove your Invisalign aligners to assure that your pearly whites stay in their new position and that your perfect smile lasts you a lifetime!
Once you are ready to get rid of your Invisalign aligners, it means that it’s time for a retainer. Unfortunately, your teeth have a tendency to want to shift back to their original position. This means that you need something to keep them in place. A retainer does exactly that. When you are finished with your Invisalign treatment, the doctor will take a mold of your teeth to create a clear retainer. The amount of time required to wear the retainer varies from patient to patient, but the general rule is during the night while you’re sleeping, sometimes even less. It may seem like you just can’t get rid of your aligners, but truthfully, it's a painless, effortless process that insures your beautiful, new smile stays put and that your Invisalign treatment lasts you a lifetime; and of course, Dr. Salim will be more than happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have about the process. Dr. Salim also offers a complimentary consultation and flexible payment plans.