What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that works by using clear aligners to carefully straighten teeth. This makes it a relatively inconspicuous way of undergoing orthodontic care. Invisalign treatment is often quicker and easier for patients in comparison to other treatment options. It’s ideal for most patients, and can help to correct issues with misalignment, crowding and spacing.
Why would Invisalign be needed?
If your teeth are currently crooked or crowded, you may not like the way that you look. You might even avoid smiling, laughing or talking as much as possible because of your smile. Likewise, having a smile that is crowded or crooked could mean that your teeth aren’t being brushed and flossed properly. This could eventually lead to gingivitis, gum disease and tooth decay.
Who is a candidate for Invisalign?
It’s not uncommon for patients to assume the Invisalign isn’t enough to take care of their orthodontic problems. Invisalign has been designed to correct an array of orthodontic issues that patients may have just as well as traditional braces. In order to determine if this treatment is right for you, we’ll examine your teeth and create a treatment plan. Invisalign has to be worn consecutively for 22 hours a day, so it is often better suited to teens and adults.
What happens during the Invisalign process?
The treatment process begins with an exam, x-rays and impressions. The impressions are then used to make your first set of Invisalign aligners. These aligners have to be worn for roughly 22 hours each day. They can be removed whenever you eat, brush or floss your teeth. You will then come back into the office for new aligners to be made for you. Over the course of treatment, you can expect to have many aligners made for you so that your teeth are straightened perfectly.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and how it can benefit you, call us today to schedule an appointment. Our low wait times and one-on-one approach to care is ideal for the whole family.