Invisalign® can help adjust minor deviations in the alignment of your teeth to give you a more appealing smile while reducing your chances of suffering dental attrition and dental fracture problems. Switching out to a new set of plastic aligners every two weeks will gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth.
Even after your dentition has been fully corrected, there will still be a mild amount of tension lingering in the periodontal ligaments of your dental sockets after your smile has been fully corrected. If it’s not mitigated in some way, it could cause your teeth to relapse out of their new alignment.
To effectively maintain the alignment of your teeth Dr. Payam Bostani might fit you for a clear plastic retainer. This will be made from a soft, clear plastic material similar to Invisalign®.
You will need to wear the retainer in your mouth during the times Dr. Payam Bostani prescribes. Cleaning and maintaining your clear plastic retainer each day will keep the total amount of time you need to use it to the bare minimum.
You can drink normally while the clear plastic retainer is in your mouth. However, you will need to take it out when you’re eating. When you’re not wearing the clear plastic aligner you should keep it in the case provided. You should rinse the retainer to remove any plaque and food material every time you take it out. The clear plastic retainer should be soaked each night in a mixture of cold water and antiseptic mouthwash.
Any plaque buildup can be removed by lightly brushing the retainer with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. Brushing abrasive toothpaste could dull the plastic material making it more noticeable while they’re in your mouth.
If you live in the Burbank, California, area and you’re interested in Invisalign® to correct your alignment issues, you should call 818-973-7100 to set up a consultation with the orthodontists at Dr. Bostani's Advanced Dental.