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Caring For Your Smile After Invisalign Marietta, GA

Caring For Your Smile After Invisalign

If you’ve just completed your Invisalign treatment, we congratulate you on your new straight smile. Although you may be done wearing your aligner trays, you are not done caring for your smile. Ensuring your teeth stay beautiful and healthy means keeping the following in mind when it comes to your oral hygiene:


Don’t be surprised if your dentist recommends a retainer after your Invisalign treatment. This is typically the case for younger patients whose wisdom teeth have not yet come in. A retainer holds your teeth in position so they do not shift back to their original placement. Always follow your dentist’s guidelines for retainer wear, such as avoiding hard, sticky foods and cleaning it properly.

Brushing and Flossing

Of course you will still need to maintain your brushing and flossing habits to protect your smile. Flossing removes plaque buildup that contributes to gum disease. Untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss, which will obviously undo your hard work with Invisalign. It is important to note that your teeth and gums may be somewhat sensitive after you stop wearing your aligners. This is only temporary, but using a toothpaste for tooth sensitivity can reduce discomfort.

Regular Dental Checkups

Keep up with your six-month dental exams. Your dentist needs to fully examine your teeth after your Invisalign treatment to ensure cavities or gum problems are addressed immediately. Your new smile will benefit from a thorough cleaning and polishing. Many patients also opt for a professional teeth-whitening treatment after Invisalign. Now that your teeth are straighter, you can brighten them for a more confident smile.

If you have any concerns with how your teeth look or feel after Invisalign, always discuss them with your dentist. Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic system that provides remarkable convenience and discretion – just don’t forget to take the necessary steps to retain your beautiful smile after your treatment is complete.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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