How long can I expect my Invisalign treatment to last?
Many adults who have had orthodontic treatment in the past find themselves with teeth that are shifting and overlapping once again. This is because teeth actually have memory, and they'll eventually shift back to their original position even after orthodontic correction without the use of retainers to keep them in place. Retainers can typically be worn at night while you sleep, however the key is that they have to be worn every night for the rest of your life.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth rather than relying on metal brackets and wires. Aligners are removable, so they're easy to take out for brushing, flossing, and eating, which means no restrictions to your diet or home care are required.
Adults who turn to Invisalign to align their teeth will also need to use retainers after their treatment is completed. The good news is that your retainers look and feel much like your aligners did, and they only have to be worn at night. So the transition for most patients into wearing their retainers is relatively seamless. With consistent retainer wear every night while you sleep, your Invisalign treatment can potentially last for a lifetime!
The first step towards getting Invisalign is a consultation with our team to find out if this is the right treatment for your needs. Give us a call today if you have any questions, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today for more information!
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