What should I expect at the end of treatment?

If you’re going through treatment using remote monitoring, your treatment is finished as soon as you get a “go” on your last scan. If you are going through treatment without remote monitoring, your treatment is finished as soon as you’ve completed your last aligner step. In either case, you’re done with the active phase of tooth movement and you’ll begin the passive healing phase of treatment.

In the six-week passive healing phase, you’ll use your last set of aligners as your retainers.

Follow this schedule of wear.

  • For the first two weeks, wear them 22 hours a day.

  • For the third and fourth week, wear your retainers for 18 hours per day.

  • For the fifth and sixth weeks, wear them for 12–14 hours per day.

After those six weeks, switch to wearing your aligners for 8 hours at night indefinitely. If you deviate from this schedule, your teeth may revert back to their original positions.

Your CandidScan is yours to keep. We strongly recommend you hold onto it, as it may be necessary to help address any questions or concerns you have after treatment.