Mita A. Parikh, DMD

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So, The Invisalign Treatment Is Finally Over, Now What?

Invisible braces in a woman's handInvisalign liners gradually correct crooked teeth, fix over, or under bites, and they leave one’s smile straight and beautiful. Gaps become minimized between teeth to eliminate crowding, and daily tasks like chewing and talking become noticeably easier and pain-free. First off, congratulations are in order, as you took the initiative and completed the process, but now is not the time become lax in one’s quest for perfect mouth health.

Always Follow The Post-Treatment Instructions Of The Orthodontist

Many Invisalign wearers just discontinue use as directed, but others may need to have resin removed from the tooth surface. The substance is from buttons, which sometimes become installed to hold the liners more securely in place. Unlike the last visit associated with traditional metal braces, this one is quick and painless, even though polishing tools are required to eliminate the material. A metal or plastic retainer will likely be in your future and must be worn as directed, to ensure that the teeth do not move back to their original positions. In many cases, the last worn Invisalign liner serves as the device to save the wearer time and money. Eventually, the jaw-bone and gum tissue will become thicker and denser around the teeth, but still, these actions alone are not always enough to keep them straight.

Consider Alternative Flosses And Toothbrushes

Styles of floss work differently from person to person, and just because something wasn’t the best option with crooked teeth, does not mean it is not a suitable alternative now that they are straight. This same statement pertains to toothbrushes as well. Every mouth is unique, and it is important to find tools that clean efficiently, while allowing for comfortable use, to help you remain looking and feeling your best. If researching these items or taking a trip down the dental care aisle becomes too daunting of a task, ask your dentist for recommendations and find the right tools for your situation.

Enjoy More Free Time

Many patients look forward to not having to visit the dental office after the treatment is over. Typically, a follow-up visit will be required to check tooth status, but after that, no more visits are necessary, unless the orthodontist specifically orders them. Regular cleanings and check-ups are still advisable to prevent natural teeth from sustaining cavities and needing procedures to correct the problem, but most importantly, smile, and don’t forget or be afraid to show off those gorgeous and straight pearly whites.

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