Many of our adult patients in Houston, TX initially ask us: What do I do after my treatment with Invisalign is over? And they soon learn that Dr. Jim Watson will continue to have them come into the office, even after orthodontic treatment is complete, to ensure that their teeth stay set and secure in their optimal positions.

Life After Invisalign

Where you going? Just because you have completed your course of treatment, that does not mean your teeth will stop shifting. Teeth continue to shift and move throughout your adult life. Conscientiously kept appointments with Watson Orthodontics ensures that when new problems arise, Dr. Watson can intervene and correct the problem so it does not escalate into a more serious situation.

Get a Retainer. Wear it. Again, teeth continue to move and shift naturally after treatment is complete, and wearing a retainer after treatment will ensure that your teeth continue to stay in the desired position. There are different types or retainers that we at Watson Orthodontics offer: permanent retainers comprised of a strip of metal fastened to the back surfaces of the teeth, and removable retainers that are worn at night and removed in the morning. Both retainers are effective at maintaining your smile after Invisalign.

Brush. Floss. While this may seem like an obvious tip, it is one of the most important ones.
 For your teeth and mouth to stay healthy after treatment, Dr. Watson stresses the importance of conscientious oral health care habits after treatment to ensure long- lasting results.

See Your Dentist. Continuing to see your dentist after completing orthodontic treatment will give you an idea of the state of your dental health after treatment, identify and treat any emerging issues, and help you keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Good oral health habits are important, even after treatment with Invisalign. If you live or work in or around the Houston, TX area, and want more information or want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Watson, contact us today!


Dr. Jim Watson and the team at Watson Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in the 77429 zip code: Cypress TX, Harris County TX, Houston TX, Spring TX, Tomball TX, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Watson, contact Watson Orthodontics at: (281) 955-7612