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Invisalign After Braces

June 18, 2024

can I get Invisalign after Braces? If you are a Millenial, Gen X’er, or even a Boomer- you may remember having braces as a kid. In fact, over 50% of kids under the age of 16 had braces in the 1980s. But, even if you’re parents were committed to your alignment – that doesn’t mean that you were. Unless you have worn a retainer for the last 30-40 years, chances are your teeth have moved. So, what do you do if you have already had braces but you’ve had a few decades since your last alignment check-up? You trust the team at Alrez Family Dentistry.

Yes, You Can Get Invisalign After Braces

No matter how much time has passed since you had braces, our team at Alrez Family Dentistry can help. Invisalign is a great option because it can correct mid to severe misalignment issues even after you have had braces. Here are some of the reasons why you’d choose Invisalign after braces:

  • Natural Shifting of Teeth. Teeth naturally shift over time, especially if retainers are not worn consistently after braces. This shifting can result in misalignment, crowding, or gaps that were previously corrected. Invisalign can help realign your teeth and restore your smile to its post-braces perfection.
  • Changes in Jaw Structure. As you age, changes in your jaw structure can affect the alignment of your teeth. These changes can lead to new misalignments that didn’t exist when you were younger. Invisalign is an effective way to address these issues without the need for traditional braces.
  • Orthodontic Relapse. Orthodontic relapse occurs when teeth move back toward their original positions after braces. This can happen if retainers were not worn as prescribed or if there was a long gap in retainer use. Invisalign can help correct this relapse and ensure your teeth stay in their proper position.
  • Convenience and Comfort. Invisalign offers a more comfortable and convenient alternative to traditional braces. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, removable, and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks. This makes Invisalign a popular choice for adults who want to maintain their professional appearance while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
  • Improved Oral Health. Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. If your teeth have shifted out of alignment, using Invisalign to straighten them can help improve your overall oral hygiene and health.
  • Aesthetic Concerns. Even minor shifts in your teeth can affect the appearance of your smile. If you are self-conscious about your smile due to these changes, Invisalign can provide a discreet and effective solution to enhance your confidence and appearance.
  • Technological Advancements. Orthodontic technology has advanced significantly since you had braces as a kid. Invisalign utilizes cutting-edge 3D imaging and computer modeling to create a personalized treatment plan that can deliver precise and predictable results, often in a shorter time frame than traditional braces.

It’s Never Too Late for a Straight Smile

If you had braces in the past but have since experienced a shift in your teeth, Invisalign offers a modern, effective, and convenient solution. At Alrez Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Our experienced team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs and fits your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today.