Orthodontic treatment works by applying pressure to your teeth. The pressure causes the teeth to move through the bone, and the bone remodels and the periodontal ligament adjusts around the roots of the teeth. This can be a lengthy process, and once treatment is complete, relapse can occur unless a retainer is used. After your Invisalign treatment, our dentist may recommend using Invisalign retainer.
Teeth tend to shift throughout life. Biting, chewing and otherwise using your teeth puts pressure on them, and each application of pressure can cause them to move a little bit. By wearing your retainer, you are protecting your Invisalign investment. The Invisalign retainer keeps your teeth in exactly the right position for a balanced, healthy bite now and throughout the remainder of your life. Initially, our dentist may recommend that you wear your retainer at all times during the day and night.
The retainer will look and feel much like the aligners you wore during active treatment. You can remove it for meals and dental hygiene just like you did with your aligners. Over time, you will likely be able to decrease your wear time to nighttime only. Eventually, you may only need to wear your retainer only a few times a week. Some patients will need to continue wearing a retainer periodically for life. However, each patient’s needs are unique, and our dentist will explain our recommendations for you at your appointment.
The Invisalign retainer is designed for comfort and aesthetics. In order to create your new retainer, our dentist will use a special material to create a dental impression. This impression is used to make a 3D digital model of your teeth. This model will be used to create a clear retainer. You will need to clean your retainer just like you cleaned your aligners, and periodically, you will need a replacement retainer.
Let us know as soon as possible if you lose your Invisalign retainer because you will need a new one to keep your teeth straight and healthy. With a retainer, you can protect your dental health and the beauty of your smile. Call our office today to learn more about retainers or to schedule your appointment with our dentist.
I've been going here since 2010 and I love this dental office! It's very convenient and they offer an array of services! I'm currently under Invisalign treatment and they gave me a great price! I highly recommend them for any of your dental needs!
- Randy S.
I really like this dental office, dentists, and staff. The hygienist was very gentle and well mannered, she gave me tips on flossing and brushing properly, I highly recommend them to friends and family..
- Bryan Nickel
Now I Can Smile Again!
The dentist just made my front teeth/smile look like I had veneers implanted! She took away all my dark spots and heading without crowns and painful implants. It looks amazing! Thank You 🙂
The dentist was very kind + caring. I only had a few days left on my dental insurance + she helped to prioritize my care, fit me in so that I could get issues taken care of in a pinch. A+ experience.
Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider.
We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services.
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
361 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: (805) 336-8478