Do I really need a retainer after my treatment?

Greg D Updated by Greg D

Yes! Your Invisible Aligners are designed to apply small amounts of pressure to your teeth from different angles, which directs your teeth into alignment.

After they're aligned? You'll need a retainer which is similar to your aligner in appearance, but not at all the same. For starters, your AfterCare Retainers (Unlike your aligners) are designed to hold your newly aligned teeth in place as opposed to pushing them into place.

Secondly, your Aftercare Retainers are thicker than your aligners because they're a temporary-permanent product that aim to last you a few months.

That's the long answer, the short answer is yes, you need a retainer after you finish your treatment.

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