Alignment issues can be treated in a few ways, and one method that continues to be incredibly popular is Invisalign. Adults and teens alike continue to choose Invisalign’s clear, comfortable aligners over traditional metal braces. Whether you are an adult finishing up with your treatment or a parent of a child who is finishing theirs, you may have some questions about what is next.
Dr. Ryan Zhuoran Zhao and the team at Harmony Smile Dental in Sunnyvale, California, are here to answer any questions you may have once your teeth have been straightened with Invisalign.
When Your Invisalign Treatment Is Complete
Some may spend less time in treatment and take off their Invisalign aligners early once there is no visible alignment issue. This approach is highly discouraged because you should consult with your local dentist or orthodontist to get approval before ending your treatment. Misalignments can be incredibly subtle and only noticeable by somebody with a trained eye who specializes in treating such issues. Once your doctor approves that your treatment can be ended, you can stop wearing your aligners.
Actual Patient Results
Once you reach the end of your treatment, you can remove your Invisalign aligner and move on to the next phase of treatment, which sometimes includes wearing a retainer.
How Teeth Should Appear Following Treatment
Once a patient completes their Invisalign treatment, their teeth should be straight, aligned, with no crowding or gaps. No matter your reason for having started the Invisalign treatment, whether that be for misalignment, crowding, gaps, or crooked teeth, these issues should have vanished by the conclusion of your treatment. Renewed confidence and a bright, beautiful smile are the rewards you will receive for complying with your treatment as advised from beginning to end.
Once your treatment is completed, you will want to continue to visit your doctor on a regular basis to make sure there is no regression in the condition of your smile.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Zhao at Harmony Smile Dental in Sunnyvale, California, please call (408) 738-1000.
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