Invisalign and orthodontic relapse
At The Garden Dental Practice we are happy to provide our patients with Invisalign in Golders Green treatment to straighten their teeth and improve their oral health. However, orthodontic relapse can occur even after a successful treatment with clear aligners. In this article, we discuss the steps that can be taken to prevent orthodontic relapse and what to do if it occurs.
Preventing orthodontic relapse
Orthodontic relapse is when teeth move back to their original position after treatment. To prevent this, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, attend regular check-ups, and wear a retainer as directed by the dental practice. Retainers help to keep the teeth in the correct position and prevent them from moving back.
What to do if orthodontic relapse occurs
If orthodontic relapse does occur, it is important to seek dental treatment as soon as possible. The dental practice will examine the patient's teeth and determine the cause of the relapse. Based on this assessment, our dentist may suggest a new treatment plan, such as a new retainer or further orthodontic treatment.
Regular monitoring and adjustments
Regular monitoring is important to ensure that your Invisalign Golders Green treatment remains on track and that any potential problems are caught early. At our practice, we recommend that our patients visit us every six to eight weeks to assess the progress of their treatment and make any necessary adjustments. This helps to prevent any orthodontic relapse and ensures that you get the best possible results from your treatment.
Aftercare and maintenance
Once your Invisalign Golders Green treatment is complete, it's important to maintain your new smile to prevent orthodontic relapse. We recommend that our patients attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings, as well as wearing a retainer as instructed by our dentist. A retainer helps to keep your teeth in their new position, ensuring that they don't shift back into their old position. Additionally, it's important to continue to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily, as well as avoiding habits that can damage your teeth, such as biting your nails or chewing on hard objects.
By following these guidelines and attending regular check-ups, you can help to ensure that your treatment remains productive and that you enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for many years to come.
At our practice, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of dental care. Our clear aligner treatment is designed to straighten teeth and improve oral health in a discreet and comfortable way. Our dental team will work with the patient to develop a personalised treatment plan and provide ongoing support throughout the treatment process.
In conclusion, orthodontic relapse can occur after treatment, but there are steps that can be taken to prevent it. If orthodontic relapse does occur, it is important to seek dental treatment as soon as possible. At The Garden Dental Practice, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of dental care and support. If you have any concerns about orthodontic relapse or would like to learn more about our treatments, please do not hesitate to contact us.