Why do I have to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment?
Completing the alignment phase of Invisalign treatment can be a liberating experience! You finally feel like you have your best smile, and you feel more confident than you have in years.
You deserve to go out and enjoy the benefits of your beautiful, healthy smile. But keep in mind that keeping your teeth straight after treatment is a lifelong commitment. To maintain the results of Invisalign treatment in Miami Beach, FL, you must wear your retainer as instructed by Dr. Sheng for the rest of your life.
Why? As Invisalign moves your teeth, the bone and ligaments that hold them in place “remodel” around them. Invisalign aligners move your teeth by removing force from one side of a tooth and transferring it to the other side where there isn’t enough force. Until the bone remodels completely, you need to wear a customized retainer to support them and maintain their new position.
Dr. Yuchen Sheng is an Invisalign dentist in Miami Beach who loves helping her patients enjoy the confidence that comes with a straight, healthy smile. If you want to learn more about wearing your retainer or have questions about Invisalign treatment, please call Radiant Smiles Family Dental to get started.