What do I do after my treatment with Invisalign is over?
Dr. Bob Kumra and the team at Kumra Orthodontics advise their patients that live in or work near Bethesda MD to continue to be seen in their office, even after their orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is complete, to ensure that their teeth stay set and secure in their optimal positions.
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Continue to work with Kumra Orthodontics.
Because you have completed your course of treatment with Invisalign, that does not mean your teeth will stop shifting. Teeth continue to shift and move throughout your adult life. Conscientiously kept appointments with Kumra Orthodontics ensure that when new problems arise, Dr. Bob Kumra can intervene and correct the problem so it does not escalate into a more serious situation.
Get a Retainer. Wear it.
Teeth continue to move and shift naturally after treatment with Invisalign is complete. Wearing a retainer after treatment will ensure the teeth continue to stay in the desired position. There are different types or retainers that Kumra Orthodontics offers after Invisalign treatment. One type is a permanent retainer comprised of a strip of metal fastened to the back surfaces of the teeth. There are also removable retainers available that are worn at night. Both retainers are effective at maintaining your smile after your Invisalign treatment is over.
While this may seem like an obvious tip, it is one of the most important ones. For your teeth and mouth to stay healthy after your treatment with Invisalign, Dr. Bob Kumra stresses the importance of conscientious oral health care habits after treatment to ensure long-lasting results.
See Your Dentist.
Continue to see your dentist after your orthodontic treatments with Invisalign is complete. Your dentist will evaluate the state of your dental health after Invisalign treatment, identify and treat any emerging issues, and help keep your teeth clean and healthy. Good oral health habits are important, even after your treatment with Invisalign in Bethesda MD is over.