Orthodontic Re-treatment: Fixing Alignment Issues After Braces

Orthodontic relapse after braces.

Are you an adult with crooked teeth? Perhaps you had braces as a child but didn’t realize the significance of wearing your retainer after the braces came out. If that sounds like you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many teenagers and young adults push back on the concept of wearing their retainers. After all, now that their teeth are straight, isn’t that enough? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Teeth have a habit of shifting back into their original position.

If you’re an adult who wore braces when you were younger and have experienced orthodontic relapse, we can help. We have options to help you get that straighter smile that you worked so hard for when you were young.

How Invisalign works. 

Invisalign offers a discreet yet effective way to straighten teeth without the traditional metal braces. This innovative clear aligner system has become a popular choice for over 17 million people worldwide, including more than 4.5 million teens, transforming smiles and boosting confidence.

The process begins with a personalized consultation at Davis Family Dental Care, where we map out your unique smile journey. Using advanced 3D imaging technology, we create a precise digital model of your teeth. This model allows us to design a series of custom-made, clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner is engineered to make small, incremental adjustments to the alignment of your teeth, gently guiding them into their ideal position.

You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next in the series, allowing your teeth to gradually shift into place. The beauty of Invisalign lies in its subtlety and flexibility. These clear aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, making them a convenient solution for adults and teens alike. Throughout your Invisalign journey, you’ll visit us periodically so we can monitor your progress and ensure your smile is moving in the right direction.

Invisalign: A solution for adults who didn’t wear retainers.

We understand your frustration if your once straight teeth resume that crooked appearance. Not only does it impact your confidence, but it can be frustrating knowing that you’ll have to take on that expense again. Thankfully, Invisalign is a relatively short process and a subtle and economical approach to getting you the straight smile you deserve.

Here are some of the benefits you can anticipate with Invisalign orthodontic treatment at your dental office in Bedford, Texas.

  • Barely noticeable: Invisalign aligners are so clear and snug that most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. It’s like your teeth are getting straighter on the down-low!
  • Eat what you love: Unlike traditional braces, you can take Invisalign out before eating. So you can still enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about them getting stuck in your braces.
  • Easy to clean: Since you can remove the aligners, brushing and flossing are a breeze. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy during treatment is super simple.
  • Comfort is key: With smooth, plastic aligners, there are no metal brackets or wires to poke or irritate your mouth. This means you get to avoid those emergency trips to the dentist for brace fixes.
  • See changes sooner: Invisalign treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces for some folks. Plus, you can start seeing improvements in your smile even before you’re all done with treatment.

Invisalign Treatment Timeline 

Though the actual treatment timeline can vary from person to person, in most cases, Invisalign takes less time than traditional braces (especially for an orthodontic relapse). You’ll wear your clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. As we said above, you can remove them to eat and to brush and floss your teeth.

Provided that you wear your Invisalign aligners as instructed, you can anticipate that your treatment time will take between 12 and 18 months. If you fail to wear your aligners as instructed, it can slow down the treatment process significantly. 

During your treatment period, you will come to see us periodically to receive your new aligners so that we can check on your progress. With the right attention to your treatment plan, we assure you that you’ll love your new smile!

Invisalign is the perfect solution for orthodontic relapse after braces. 

If your teeth have shifted back into their original position and your smile is no longer as straight as it once was, we can help. We offer Invisalign and various other cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to help you fall in love with your smile again.

So, what are you waiting for? Request a consultation with Davis Family Dental Care, the best dental clinic for you and your family. Let us show you how much you can love your smile. Contact us today.