Will I Need to Wear a Retainer After My Invisalign Treatment?


Yes, a retainer must be worn once you have finished any type of orthodontic treatment. For many years, the only option to achieve straight teeth was through traditional metal braces. Then, Invisalign came along and revolutionized orthodontic treatment, giving individuals the opportunity to achieve straight healthy teeth discreetly. However, some aspects remain the same, such as the retention phase. The retention phase is commonly known as having a retainer, which is the phase that begins right after the active treatment has finished. Once you have completed your Invisalign treatment, then it is time to choose your retainers. This phase of orthodontic treatment focuses on maintaining the new location of your teeth to ensure that your smile remains straight for a lifetime.

Why Are Retainers Important?

Retainers help to maintain the alignment of your teeth after the first phase of your orthodontic treatment has been completed. Therefore, it is imperative that you wear your retainers for the amount of time that your orthodontist suggests. Choosing to not wear your retainer for a long period of time can result in issues, causing your teeth to shift. Maintaining your smile after orthodontic treatment is just as important as creating it. Therefore, retainers are the second part of treatment that is absolutely essential in ensuring the long-term success of your new and improved smile. 

What if I Lose or Break My Retainer?

At Rawle Orthodontics, we understand that accidents happen and patients may lose or break their retainer at some point. If this is the case for you, simply contact our team to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist in Lake Mary or Altamonte Springs and we will get you fitted for a new retainer as soon as possible so you do not lose the progress that you have made in the second phase of your orthodontic treatment.

Request an Appointment With Us

If you are waiting to get orthodontic treatment or you are counting the days until you have completed your orthodontic treatment, our team is always here to help with any questions or concerns you may have. To speak with our highly experienced orthodontist in Altamonte Springs or Lake Mary, feel free to contact us!

Contact Us

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Our Blog

Rawle Orthodontics Thumbnail

4 Things to Know Before Getting Invisalign

Before any treatment, it is always important to understand the type of treatment you are getting and the pros and cons of it. It allows you to have a clearer idea of what the treatment will entail throughout the duration of your experience, along with what you should expect. In this blog, we will discuss some important things that you should know before getting Invisalign.
Read post
Rawle Orthodontics Thumbnail

How Do I Know if Invisalign is Right For Me?

Many people wonder if Invisalign is right for them. The reason being is because many teens and adults would prefer not to wear traditional metal braces, as they may affect their self esteem due to their noticeability. Invisalign is a highly effective method of orthodontic treatment that aims to correct one’s smile without the need for traditional metal braces. However, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. Learn more about whether you're a good candidate for Invisalign.
Read post

Contact Us

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Google "G" logo

270+ Reviews

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am - 5pm

Friday: 8am - 12pm