Caring For Your Teeth Following Invisalign Treatment

Published on February 7th, 2020

After putting in a lot of time and effort to achieve your perfect smile through Invisalign, you’ll want to ensure that you continue to care for your smile. There are steps that you should take once your treatment is over to help your results last for a lifetime. The last thing you want is for your teeth to slowly shift back into their natural, crooked position! Keep these tips in mind from one of the best orthodontists in Chicago to help you maintain your beautiful new smile.

Wear Your Retainers

Although Invisalign is essentially a series of retainers, you’ll want to make sure that you continue wearing your retainers on a regular basis once your teeth have straightened out. Although it’s tempting to skip wearing your retainer, your teeth will naturally shift back into their original position, ultimately undoing the hard work that you put in to achieve a straight smile.

Regularly Brush & Floss

Of course, regularly brushing and flossing is an important part of everyone’s dental routine and these simple actions should be completed on a daily basis to keep plaque and tartar at bay. The buildup of plaque and tartar can ultimately lead to more serious issues like gingivitis and gum disease. Because your teeth have long been protected by your Invisalign aligners, you may notice that your teeth and gums are more sensitive following the completion of your orthodontic work. If this is the case for you, we recommend using a sensitive toothpaste to relieve your discomfort.

Continue Routine Checkups

Routine checkups with both your dentist and our team is an important aspect of keeping your teeth straight and healthy. From professional cleanings to x-rays, these small steps can provide long-term benefits for your oral health.

At Lippitz Orthodontics, we want to help your Invisalign benefits last a lifetime! Schedule an appointment with one of the best orthodontists in Chicago today.

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