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A Clear Plastic Retainer Might Be Needed After Invisalign®

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Invisalign® and other brands of clear plastic aligners are sometimes used by our orthodontist, Dr. Muhammad Abey to help individuals correct alignment problems with their dentition. Clear aligners help improve the appearance of your smile while also reducing your chances of suffering chips, dental fractures, or lost tooth enamel.

When used as directed, this type of aligner can correct the alignment of your teeth without the need for the hardware associated with traditional braces. This can sometimes be accomplished in six to eight weeks.

Dr. Muhammad Abey can often fit you for a clear plastic aligner in a brief appointment. This simple dental appliance is made from a clear plastic material. You will need to wear the removable retainer as directed by your doctor. You can drink and speak with ease while wearing the clear plastic retainer, but you will need to take it out before eating a snack or a meal. When it isn’t in use, you should keep the retainer in the provided case. Cleaning the clear aligner calls for rinsing it with water, although some brands provide a special cleaner. Noticeable plaque buildup can be cleaned away with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a little non-abrasive toothpaste. Even after your alignment is complete, it is likely that you will need to wear a retainer until your teeth have settled into their positions.

If you are a patient at Wayne Family Orthodontics in Wayne, New Jersey, and you have a question about clear aligners or retainers, you can always call 973-341-3180 to speak to a staff member.