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Invisalign: What happens after treatment is completed?

The Invisalign orthodontic system is a solution used by dentists to realign a patient’s teeth into a desired position in order to treat such conditions as overbites, underbites and malocclusions. Invisalign offers a range of benefits and advantages over traditional dental braces the most appealing being that they are clear, and therefore unnoticeable in the patient’s mouth.

Invisalign braces can also be removed, unlike conventional braces, meaning the patient has the flexibility to eat and drink whatever they desire. With conventional braces, certain foods may be off the menu for fear of causing damage. The Invisalign system also allow for easier cleaning than braces do, on account of their removable qualities.


Invisalign braces can also be removed, unlike conventional braces, meaning the patient has the flexibility to eat and drink whatever they desire.


Invisalign involves the patient wearing a series of custom-designed, clear aligners; each aligner is designed to move specific teeth gradually into the desired position. Treatment may take several weeks, or even months, as each tooth is slowly moved by the Invisalign braces into position.

Invisalign braces can also be removed, unlike conventional braces, meaning the patient has the flexibility to eat and drink whatever they desire.

After treatment, it is usual that patients continue to wear a retainer to ensure the teeth remain in their new position. If a retainer isn’t worn after the Invisalign treatment has concluded, the patient will experience the sensation of their teeth beginning to shift backwards towards their original position, and so a positioner or retainer will ensure that the realigned teeth do not attempt to migrate back to their starting location within the mouth.

Over time, the jawbone around the realigned teeth will begin to thicken and become more dense; this naturally helps the newly realigned teeth to remain in their new position, but does not provide enough support to forego the need for a retainer, and so after treatment is concluded, the patient will still require their teeth to be supported by a retainer to ensure the teeth stay in their new alignment. With Invisalign, the final aligner can often be worn as a retainer.

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