During orthodontic treatment, your teeth are forced to shift out of their old position and into their new positions. Over time, the bone in the jaw will be molded to accommodate the position of the new teeth. Until that time, though, you will need to wear a retainer. Some people may need to continue wearing a retainer even longer, depending on the severity of the movement. Teeth can continue to shift and change position over the course of a lifetime, so it is important to actively wear the retainer to prevent this. Our dentist in Long Beach may suggest using an Invisalign retainer to keep your teeth in position.
Invisalign retainers are made using the same advanced technology and clear thermoplastic materials that Invisalign aligners use. We custom make your retainers using an impression of your teeth to ensure a precise and comfortable fit. The material is strong and durable, and it resists breaking, cracking or warping. This means that you can be confident it will hold your teeth where they need to be.
Wearing your retainer as prescribed is critical. You may need to wear it both day and night initially, but most patients are able to decrease their wear time to the night only or just a few days a week. Call us today to learn more about how retention can keep your smile healthy and attractive, or to schedule an appointment with our expert in Invisalign retainer in Long Beach.