Post by Ashley Nelson.

Did you have orthodontics as a teenager or young adult?

Most people who did were given a fitted clear retainer to wear at night.

For most, a few nights unworn turns into a few weeks. Then, months later, teeth have shifted. This is called ortho relapse, and it’s very common when people forget to wear their retainers or lose them.

Here’s what you can do about it.

Invisalign has a new mini-series that consists of only a quick 5 trays to correct minor relapse movements. The total time from the beginning (impressions that get sent to Invisalign) to the end of treatment is about 12-14 weeks.

This is a great little tweak for small bothersome shifts that need to be corrected and in a very short amount of time.

The cost is also much less than a full Invisalign series.

In the end, we can make you a permanent retainer so you do not go back or if you like trays we can give you a clear tray to wear at night.

If you need more than 5 trays, there is also an express 10-type of Invisalign if the movement needs to be more significant. Sometimes with ortho relapse, there is a lot more crowding than 5 trays can fix.

Call us at (773) 883-1818 or email us to evaluate your treatment needs.