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Invisalign Smile

Smile with Invisalign

If you’ve recently finished your course of treatment with Invisalign, you may be wondering how you can keep your beautiful new smile in the best condition. If you went to your orthodontist appointments every time they were scheduled, you were careful to remove your aligners when eating and drinking, and you practiced good oral health, then keeping your new smile looking great will be no problem.

Keep Your Invisalign Smile Looking Like New

Here are a couple of tips to follow so that your smile continues to look amazing.

Invisalign Smile

  • Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months. Now that your main orthodontic treatment is over, you want to make sure that you continue to see your general dentist twice a year for checkups. Your dentist will be able to see if there are any potential problems, and you’ll get a good cleaning too.
  • Wear a Retainer. Invisalign treatment is similar to other orthodontic treatment. In other words, once it ends, your teeth may try to move back into their original position without some guidance. For teens, your teeth could start moving back into their original position within just a few weeks! It’s very important to wear a retainer, as determined by your orthodontist. You may have to wear one day and night (though you will remove it to eat, drink, and brush, just like you did with your Invisalign trays). Then, your orthodontist may ask you to wear a retainer only at night.
  • Continue Practicing Good Oral Hygiene. Now that your smile is new, you have to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy so that you can enjoy your smile for decades to come. Brushing and flossing 2-3 times a day is very important. You want your teeth to remain untouched by gum disease or other oral problems that could affect your smile or your bite.

Many of King Orthodontic’s patients are choosing the ease and flexibility of Invisalign. Pittsburgh patients love being able to remove their trays when eating and drinking, and they also appreciate that they’re receiving treatment with aligners that are nearly invisible! Call King Orthodontics today and set up a consultation at either our Wexford or downtown Pittsburgh office.

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I have 4 children who are patients of King Orthodontics and we always look forward to our visits. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is kind, & courteous. To top it off, we have never had to wait more than 10 minutes or so! Dr. King... and Dr. Bryan, are kind and knowledgeable and easily accessible too. I can’t say enough about this practice!

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I just wanted to take a minute to write and let you know what a wonderful addition Dr. Babb is to your office. I was in twice this week and saw Dr. Babb on Monday for the first time. She is absolutely wonderful - just so nice and she really seems to be invested in her patients. The entire staff at Wexford office is wonderful and Dr. Babb is just icing on the cake.

Jen R, Pittsburgh PA

I absolutely love King Orthodontics!! The staff are so friendly and actually care about you and your teeth. Almost everyone who works there knows you by name which is very uncommon for a place with so many patients. It is so worth the hour drive it takes me to get there. I would highly recommend King Orthodontics to anyone!!!!!

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