You never outgrow the need for straight teeth and a beautiful smile. A consultation with your dentist will outline all the advantages realized through teeth straightening with Invisalign clear aligners. Teens and adults of all ages are able to benefit from Invisalign without the stigma and hassle from wearing metal braces. And unlike traditional metal bands and brackets, Invisalign aligners are:
Clear: The aligners are made with a transparent material that is strong enough to gently shift teeth while remaining practically invisible.
Removable: You can continue to eat all your favorite foods. You take the aligners out for snacks and meals, and replace when done. Additionally, you have a better chance to maintain great dental health as you will be able to brush and floss daily without the obstruction from metal braces. Your dentist will be able to provide a thorough cleaning at your six month visits as well.
Comfortable: There are no wires or metal to abrade soft oral tissues.
Invisalign is convenient, too, in that you can keep straightening on track by replacing your aligners with the next in the series. There’s no need to maintain dental appointments to have wires manipulated to advance treatment.
The Invisalign process works on most malocclusions. The aligners resemble a mouth guard that is very snug when first placed. As the aligners gently shift teeth, they might feel a little looser … a sign that they’re doing their job. Each time the aligners are updated, this process repeats until the correct occlusion is achieved.
Aligners are designed to be worn a minimum of 20 to 22 hours per day to achieve desired results in the designated time frame. A retainer will be provided at treatment completion. Your dentist will issue instructions to be followed to allow your teeth to develop a memory for their new location. Failure to observe this portion of treatment may allow teeth to drift back to their previous position.
So whether you wore braces as a youngster and teeth have shifted back somewhat; or this is your first effort to enjoy straight dentition, Invisalign is the method that can help you achieve that result. Talk with our dentist to discover all the advantages you will realize … you will enjoy better dental health with straightened teeth, coupled with a beautiful smile to last a lifetime.