Getting straight teeth with Invisalign allows you to show off your new smile even before your treatment is complete with clear aligners. Adults and teens alike love the discreetness of Invisalign, and the majority of people find Invisalign more comfortable than traditional metal braces [1].

However, just like with traditional braces, completing your Invisalign treatment means you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth straight. Teeth naturally shift over time, and wearing your retainer can help prevent shifting teeth and the need for future orthodontic treatment.

Your Invisalign retainers will be custom-made for your smile and very similar to your aligners during treatment. You’ll need to wear your retainer as directed by your orthodontist, but it’s generally recommend to wear them for about one year full-time and then nightly for life after.

So how can you take the best care of your Invisalign retainers?

An article by Dr. Quoc Lu. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: How to Best Care for Your Invisalign Retainers