32749 Franklin Rd Suite 200 Franklin, MI 48025

Invisalign and Adult Orthodontic Relapse

Did you wear braces as a teen or tween, but are you noticing your teeth crooked again? If you stopped wearing your retainer after braces treatment, your teeth shifted out of their straight position. This is known as orthodontic relapse. Orthodontic relapse occurs when the teeth begin to shift into their original position.

While your teeth may not fully revert to their original position, you can experience tooth gaps and crooked teeth if you have an orthodontic relapse. Invisalign can be a great option for patients with orthodontic relapse in our Franklin, MI office. This is because Invisalign is not as intensive as treatment with metal braces but offers accurate and comfortable treatment.

Invisalign and Adult Orthodontic Relapse

Invisalign for Adults in Franklin, MI

We will evaluate your smile to determine if your orthodontic relapse requires treatment. While not all patients with shifting teeth require treatment, the misalignment can be enough to warrant a change. Invisalign offers many benefits to patients. The clear Invisalign aligners are:

Discreet and Comfortable

Unlike metal braces, which often have colorful elastic and use bulky brackets and wires to straighten teeth, Invisalign aligners are clear. Treatment with Invisalign is discreet, and the Invisalign aligners are often more comfortable than traditional braces because they are custom-fit. We take dental impressions of teeth to send to an Invisalign lab, where technicians create aligners that cover


You don’t have to struggle to clean around brackets and wires with Invisalign. Instead, you can remove the Invisalign aligners to floss and brush your teeth. You may also remove Invisalign to eat and drink. With metal braces, patients must avoid eating hard or crunchy foods like candy, popcorn, and pizza crusts.

Invisalign does not have any dietary restrictions. Removing the Invisalign aligners also keeps the aligners clean. Patients can clean their aligners with mouthguard soaks and brush and floss their teeth and gums before placing the aligners back on their teeth.


Patients with orthodontic relapse will complete treatment much faster than patients with moderate to severe orthodontic problems. Treatment with metal braces can take months to years, while Invisalign treatment often takes less time. Invisalign also requires few in-office visits than treatment with metal braces.

We will keep track of your treatment progress, but we most likely won’t require large adjustments. Patients with traditional metal braces require more office visits to tighten their braces and receive new wires and elastics.

Are your teeth shifting years after your orthodontic treatment? Receive Invisalign to get your smile back on track at Dental House and Aesthetics.

Call Dr. Jomana Shayota today at (248) 963-7925 or request a dental appointment with her online. Let Dr. Shayota know of your specific orthodontic concerns, and she will customize Invisalign treatment to your needs.