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What To Expect After Invisalign Treatment is Complete

Throughout your Invisalign orthodontic treatment you will be able to enjoy your evolving smile, but what can you expect after your treatment is complete? Our orthodontists at Village Orthodontics explain.

Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign clear aligners are used to correct a variety of orthodontic issues ranging from simple to more complex. Throughout treatment, your orthodontist will monitor your smile and keep track of your progress carefully to make sure everything is going according to plan. Since Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic, you will likely be able to see the changes to your smile as they occur.

At the end of treatment, the result should be a straighter, healthier smile. So, is that it? Not quite.


As is the case at the end of any orthodontic treatment, when Invisalign treatment is complete, it's going to take a little while for your teeth to get settled. That's where retainers come in. 

Following your Invisalign treatment, you will almost certainly need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in place while the tissues around each tooth heal. Your orthodontist may recommend that you wear a retainer full-time for the first six months after Invisalign treatment, then transition to part-time wear for the next six months. Twelve months of retainer wear gives your jaw enough time to firm up and hold your teeth in their new positions.

However, each person is different, and so is each Invisalign treatment plan. You may need to wear your retainer for more or less time depending on your unique case. Your orthodontist will give you detailed instructions on how and when to wear your retainer. And just like during the treatment itself, the orthodontist will monitor your progress closely to ensure your smile is settling in as it should be.

Basic Oral Hygiene

In combination with your retainer, continuing basic oral care is an essential component of your post-Invisalign maintenance. After all, you'll want your newly straightened smile to stay healthy!

To that end, brush and floss twice a day and visit your orthodontist on a regular basis (as prescribed). If you damage your retainer or suspect something is wrong with your smile, contact your orthodontist right away so they can assess the situation and correct any potential issues.

Have more questions about what to expect after Invisalign treatment is complete? Contact our Village Orthodontics team today. Or find a location near you.

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