A Clear Plastic Retainer May Be Needed After Using Invisalign®

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Sometimes even minor deviations in your dentition can leave you with a very unappealing smile. It’s also worth noting that patients with uncorrected alignment issues are at increased risk of suffering chipped and fractured tooth enamel.

In a situation like this you should consider setting up an appointment at Champion Orthodontics. After a comprehensive examination, our orthodontist can present you with an effective treatment plan. If the deviation is minimal, he might recommend using Invisalign®.

It is a series of clear plastic aligners specifically created to match the shape and orientation of your teeth The process requires you switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks. Each one will gradually stretch the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth.

After your teeth have achieved their ideal position, there will still be a small amount of tension remaining in your periodontal sockets. If it’s not addressed your teeth could relapse.

To prevent this from happening Dr. Ronald Champion might be able to provide you with a clear plastic retainer, made from a material is very similar to Invisalign®.

You will need to wear the retainer in your mouth at the designated times. Our orthodontist will provide you with any necessary care and cleaning instructions.

While you are wearing the clear plastic retainer you can speak and drink normally. You should remove it from your mouth before eating. When you aren’t using it you should keep it in the case provided.

If you live in the Modesto, California, area and you are interested in Invisalign® to correct your misaligned teeth, you should call 209-575-5888 to set up a consultation appointment at Champion Orthodontics.