You’re nearing the end of your treatment with Invisalign in Singapore. You have enjoyed being able to maintain your lifestyle without a mouth full of metal braces, and you’re looking forward to showing off your new smile, free of the clear aligners. You might also be wondering what comes after Invisalign. Here are a few common questions that people have once they complete their treatment.
Will My Teeth Move Back to Their Old Spots?
Everything in the world tends to move from a state of order to disorder, and the same is true of your teeth. In spite of your efforts and the hard work of your dentist in Singapore, your teeth will want to move back into a state of crookedness. Right after your treatment concludes, they will be especially prone to moving back into their old spots. This happens whether you correct your teeth with braces or with Invisalign. It’s just the way the human mouth works.
How Can I Prevent My Teeth from Moving?
Your Singapore dentist will create a new custom-made 3D mold of your teeth and give you retainers for the upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. Your dentist will also tell you that you need to wear your retainer at night for a while; in most cases, the time frame is about 2 years. You’ll need to come back to Orchard Scotts Dental for cleaning and regular maintenance, at which time your dentist can check on your teeth alignment to ensure that no problems are developing. After two years, your teeth should have settled into their new spots. However, if you want to be absolutely sure that they won’t move again, you can continue to wear your retainer at night for as long as you like.
Wearing the retainers for more than two years is especially vital for teens who just had their teeth corrected. As a teen, your bones are still softer than those of an adult, which makes the teeth more likely to move. You just spent months of work and a lot of money to correct your smile; don’t let that time, money, and effort go to waste.
What’s the Difference Between Invisalign and a Retainer?
Your Invisalign trays get older and a little bit dirtier each time you place them in your mouth, even if you clean them correctly. They are meant to be reconfigured and remade as needed throughout the process. That’s why you shouldn’t just keep your last Invisalign tray and use that as your retainer. You need something durable, something designed for longterm use. Ask your dentist at Orchard Scotts Dental to explain the unique properties of a retainer and what makes it perfect for maintaining your smile.
How Will My New Smile Change My Life?
At Orchard Scotts Dental, we can’t guarantee how people will react to your new smile. However, based on research, an individual’s smile is one of the most important elements of a first impression. Your brand-new beautiful grin just might open doors you never thought you could walk through. You may make new friends, gain new professional opportunities, and find yourself glowing with a greater confidence than ever before. That’s the magic of Invisalign. Don’t forget to brush, floss, and come back in to Orchard Scotts Dental to keep that magical smile looking its very best.
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