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Invisalign® Retainer | Burbank, CA

Invisalign® Retainer

Invisalign® Retainer

Invisalign® Retainer | Burbank, CA

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

Keep Your New Smile for Life

✓ Following Invisalign treatment, patients receive a custom-made retainer to preserve their newly aligned teeth.

✓ Each retainer is meticulously crafted to provide a perfect fit for your teeth.

✓ Although it might be tempting to neglect the retainer after achieving your new smile, it is equally vital in maintaining the results.

✓ The retainer safeguards the straightness of your teeth, preventing them from reverting to their initial positions.

Why Invisalign® Retainers are Important

As in all cases of dental intervention, the first step is consulting a dentist.

✓ Without retention after orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign, teeth are prone to reverting to their original positions.

✓ This is due to the ongoing pressure exerted by surrounding oral structures, including the gums, bones, lips, and tongue, which require additional time to fully stabilize.

✓ Invisalign® retainers gently yet effectively encourage the teeth to maintain their corrected positions following active Invisalign® treatment.

✓ Invisalign® retainers offer various post-treatment advantages, such as preserving closed gaps, sustaining bite corrections, preventing tooth crowding, and alleviating nighttime teeth grinding.

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

Types of Retainers

✓ We carefully determine the most suitable retainer type for each patient, taking into account several critical factors. These factors include the stability of gum and bone tissues, the influence of lip and tongue pressures, and the extent of correction required.

✓ Invisalign® Retainers: These retainers are virtually invisible and closely resemble the Invisalign® aligners previously used during treatment. They represent the most commonly chosen option. Typically, they last for a few years, though occasional replacements may be necessary.

✓ Hawley Retainers: At times, we recommend Hawley retainers, which are crafted from plastic and metal. These retainers provide more rigid support. The decision to use Hawley retainers is based on the initial tooth conditions prior to Invisalign® treatment and the required maintenance for correction.

✓ Fixed or Permanent Retainers: Fixed or permanent orthodontic retainers consist of a discreet wire affixed to the inner surfaces of the upper or lower front teeth. These retainers are typically imperceptible from most angles. They are typically left in place indefinitely to safeguard the alignment achieved with Invisalign® treatment and protect the investment made.

Taking Care of Your Retainer

Ultimately, maintaining your retainer is vital for its longevity and continued effectiveness.

✓ Safely store it in its protective case when not in use.

✓ Clean it daily with a gentle soap and water solution.

✓ Avoid using hot water during cleaning to prevent warping.

✓ Regular dental check-ups are essential to ensure the retention process is progressing smoothly.

Taking Care of Your Retainer

Ultimately, maintaining your retainer is vital for its longevity and continued effectiveness.

✓ Safely store it in its protective case when not in use.

✓ Clean it daily with a gentle soap and water solution.

✓ Avoid using hot water during cleaning to prevent warping.

✓ Regular dental check-ups are essential to ensure the retention process is progressing smoothly.

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

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