What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that is ideal for patients wanting to straighten their smiles without the bulk of metal braces and brackets. Invisalign uses clear aligners to properly straighten and realign teeth. These aligners are removable, which makes brushing and flossing easier and more productive for patients. Treatment of Invisalign can take anywhere from just a few months to about two years depending on your unique needs.
Why is Invisalign needed?
The reason you might need Invisalign treatment is because your teeth are crooked or crowded. You might find it difficult to smile with confidence because of the way that you look. For some patients, their teeth may be so crowded that they cannot even property brush and floss between them. In this case, undergoing Invisalign treatment can be beneficial for your overall dental health as well as your confidence.
Who is a candidate for Invisalign?
Most of our patients are good candidates for Invisalign treatment. The aligners can and should be removed throughout the day when eating, brushing and flossing. Because of this, treatment might not be suitable for young patients who might forget to replace their aligners. We can conduct an examination to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
What happens during Invisalign treatment?
The treatment process will begin with a consultation and exam. We will then take impressions of your teeth to make your new Invisalign clear aligner trays. You will be instructed on how to wear the trays and how often they need to be in place. For most patients, you’ll wear the Invisalign for about 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat and brush. You will need to come back into the office every few weeks to have new aligners made for you. These are essential because as your teeth begin to shift, new Invisalign trays are needed. You can expect to begin seeing results in just a few short weeks of wearing Invisalign.
If you think you might benefit from Invisalign treatment, call our office today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.