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Why do I have to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment?

You have completed the aligner phase of Invisalign treatment, and you are thrilled with your beautiful new smile. The process was easier than you thought, but you're glad it's over.

Or is it? Not really; many people make the mistake of thinking that Invisalign treatment ends when your finish with your aligners. But immediately after treatment is complete, you will receive a retainer and instructions for wearing it.

You may think that retainers are only for kids. After all, their bones are still developing, and it's easy to see why a retainer is needed. But the fact is that adults also need a retainer because our teeth are always moving to some extent.

A retainer keeps your teeth properly aligned so they don't relapse into their original positions. There are different types of retainers, and Dr. Kai Liang will recommend the one that best fits your needs.

If you need further convincing, consider the fact that about a third of the adults who seek orthodontic treatment do so because they did not wear their retainers!

There's a lot to know about Invisalign treatment as well as other cosmetic dentistry services at our Milton, GA dental office. Please call and we will be happy to arrange a consultation to answer your questions.

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