How Can I Maintain the Results Achieved with Invisalign® Treatment?

By: Dr. Candace Brown


Achieving a dream smile with Invisalign treatment under the guidance of Dr. Candace Brown at Fresh Dentistry marks the beginning of a journey toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Once the active phase of your treatment concludes, the focus shifts to preserving these results to ensure your smile stays as intended. The transition often involves adopting a new set of care routines centered around the use of a dental retainer to keep your teeth in their new, correct positions. It's a commitment that extends beyond our Cedar Hill, TX dental clinic, incorporating daily habits and routines designed to protect your investment in your smile. Keeping up with these routines will help maintain your newly aligned teeth and contribute to the overall health of your teeth and gums. 

What should I do after completing my treatment? 

After your orthodontic treatment, Dr. Brown emphasizes the importance of wearing an Invisalign retainer to prevent your teeth from gradually shifting back to their original positions. Consistently wearing your retainer as recommended is crucial for maintaining the alignment achieved. Caring for your retainer involves daily cleaning to keep it free from bacteria and odors, ensuring its longevity and effectiveness. Dr. Brown suggests using a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive cleaning solution to gently clean the retainer without damaging it. This care is essential not just for the hygiene of the retainer but also to ensure it remains clear and virtually invisible when worn. 

How do lifestyle choices impact my smile? 

Your lifestyle plays a significant role in sustaining your Invisalign clear aligners results. Dr. Brown advises maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding habits that could compromise your teeth's position, such as chewing on hard objects. Additionally, regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups at Fresh Dentistry are vital to detect and address any minor shifts early, keeping your smile in its ideal state. Consuming a balanced diet and minimizing sugary snacks can also help preserve the health and alignment of your teeth. Wearing a sports guard during physical activities can also protect your teeth from potential impacts that might shift them. 

What if I notice changes in my teeth's alignment? 

Should you observe any shifts in your teeth's alignment post-treatment, it's important to contact Fresh Dentistry promptly. Dr. Brown can evaluate the situation and may recommend a new retainer or additional aligner therapy to correct any adjustments. This proactive approach helps maintain the aesthetic and functional benefits of your Invisalign treatment over the long term. Early detection and intervention are crucial to preventing minor shifts from developing into significant misalignments, ensuring your smile remains as intended. Dr. Brown is dedicated to providing effective and minimally invasive solutions, making your comfort and satisfaction a priority. 

Maintain your Invisalign results in Cedar Hill, TX 

Maintaining the smile achieved through Invisalign clear aligners requires a commitment to following Dr. Candace Brown's post-treatment care recommendations, including regular use of your retainer and upholding excellent oral hygiene practices. Fresh Dentistry in Cedar Hill, TX supports you throughout this journey, offering guidance and care tailored to help keep your smile beautiful for years to come. By partnering with our team, you can enjoy the lasting benefits of your Invisalign treatment, confident in the knowledge that your smile is in good hands. Contact us today to find out more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.