What happens if I don’t wear my retainers?
Orthodontic relapse. We see instances of it almost every day. A patient had braces as a kid or as a teenager, and now many years later the teeth have shifted and become crooked again. Many times, a patient just never knew that their teeth would continue moving after orthodontics. Even after Invisalign treatment it is critical to wear retainers at night.
I already had braces, but my teeth have shifted back. What do I do?
Orthodontic relapse cases are perfect cases to be treated with Invisalign® clear aligners. The treatment does not require bulky and uncomfortable metal wires and brackets. With Invisalign, most people would never know you are wearing aligners, and you can even take them out when you are eating or skip them during important events.
How long to straighten my teeth with Invisalign?
That is a question that can only be answered after a dentist looks at your teeth, creates models, takes photographs, and makes a simulation of tooth movement. Generally an Invisalign case is about six months to a year.
To set up a consultation for Invisalign clear aligners to move your teeth back in place, call Dr. Swainhart today.