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Can You Get Invisalign If You’ve Already Had Braces?

September 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Share @ 6:41 pm
Dentist smiling while holding an Invisalign tray

Have your once straight teeth shifted back into their previous position? You are not alone. In fact, 20% of patients stop wearing their retainer within 24 months of having their braces removed. So, it’s not surprising that many patients get braces again later in life, especially if they were a child when they underwent treatment the first time. If you are looking to straighten your teeth, you may wonder if you can get Invisalign after braces. Read on for the answer!

Is Invisalign After Braces an Option?

Fortunately, many patients who previously had braces are candidates for Invisalign. In fact, their clear aligners can fix everything from minor spacing issues to serious bite concerns (i.e., overbite, crossbite, etc.). However, to ensure that Invisalign is the best option, your dentist will first conduct an initial consultation so they can complete a dental examination. That way, they can give you an idea of a treatment timeline and what you can expect from your journey with Invisalign. 

5 Advantages of Invisalign

When Invisalign introduced their virtually undetectable, completely removable trays, the teeth-straightening industry was forever changed. However, it does more than just provide almost invisible treatment. Patients who choose Invisalign also enjoy the below five benefits:

  • Fewer checkup appointments.
  • Increased comfort.
  • No food restrictions.
  • Hassle-free oral care.
  • Faster treatment timeline.

How to Enjoy a Lifetime of Results

Invisalign currently holds an impressive 96% satisfaction rate and has helped millions of patients across the globe achieve jaw-dropping smiles. However, to ensure you enjoy long-lasting results, it is important to be diligent about wearing the retainer for the rest of your life. Otherwise, your teeth can begin to shift into their previous position, leaving you back at square one. It is also important to commit to a solid oral hygiene routine, which includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist on a biannual basis for checkups.

If the results from your previous treatment with braces are nowhere to be seen, then there is no time like the present to talk to your dentist about Invisalign. By starting the process today, you can achieve your smile goals by this time next year!

About the Author

Dr. Jack B. Share’s career in dentistry began in 1974 when he graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (with high honors!). Today, he uses his 40+ years of experience and genuine passion for his craft to help patients of all ages achieve straight teeth, flawless smiles, and pristine oral health. Plus, he is currently an active member of multiple notable organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. If you are looking to upgrade your smile in Boston, visit his website or give him a call at 617-742-1350.

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