How Does Invisalign Work?
The process of making your smile even more captivating with Invisalign is relatively simple. First, you will meet with one of our dentists who will check your teeth and explain how Invisalign works. Next, your dentist will take a scan of your teeth and then create a plan to move them where they need to go in order to give you the best possible smile. Your dentist will work with Invisalign to create a series of aligners that will slowly and surely move your teeth move your teeth to the positions where they look best..
The process is not something you have to undergo on your own — when you choose Invisalign, your dentist will regularly check in with you to oversee the progress of your changing smile to ensure it is moving in the right direction.
How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work?
It varies from person to person and it depends on what Invisalign (or other kinds of clear braces) are treating. For cases where teeth need to be moved a significant amount, the treatment can last longer than for less severe cases. Most aligners are designed to be worn for one to two weeks. Your dentist will discuss your case in a one-on-one appointment with you.
What Can Invisalign Treat?
- Gaps in teeth
- Open bites
- Crowded teeth
Some of the Benefits of Invisalign
- You can eat all of your favorite foods — just remove your aligners before you eat or drink.
- You can still do everything you love to do, including sports.
- You can keep your teeth clean by brushing and flossing without having wires and brackets preventing you from doing a thorough job.
- You don’t have to feel self-conscious about the way you look.
The investment in a straight smile is something that everyone is expected to make, and while braces were once the only option available to those interested in doing so, that’s simply not the case anymore. Invisalign is a fantastic option for those that are looking for the same results as braces without the visible brackets and long-term plan. If you’re interested in maximum benefits without the maximum timeline, check out the information below and we’ll get you taken care of.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign does the same job as braces but in a different way. They both work to correct crooked and crowded teeth in teens and adults. Unlike braces, though, you don’t have to deal with wires and brackets; instead, Invisalign is an application of a series of clear trays that you can remove when eating, brushing, and flossing.
These trays are custom fit to your teeth and are designed to move the position of your jaw and teeth through a series of different trays that are worn all day. Each try is slightly different than the one before, making the movement of your teeth gradual, yet effective.
Because you don’t have to come in monthly to change their position, Invisalign is wonderful for those with a busy lifestyle. Many adults choose to use Invisalign because it is not as restrictive as traditional braces; they are discreet, and you don’t have to change your eating habits for the duration of the time wearing them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get Invisalign?
If you’ve been told that you need braces or you are embarrassed by your crooked, crowded teeth, Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you. You don’t have to have a mouth full of metal to see a change; contact us today to make an appointment for a consultation.
What can I expect?
Although you can take them off for up to two hours a day, you’ll have to wear your Invisalign during the rest of the day, and while sleeping. If you follow these instructions, and come in for occasional dental visits to ensure progress, you can expect to achieve the smile of your dreams within one to two years.
What is post-treatment?
After you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, you’ll no longer have to wear your trays, but rather, a retainer to maintain your teeth’s position. You should continue to come in semi-annually to ensure your teeth are in great condition.