Do you have misaligned or gapped teeth and want to straighten them? If so, you can consider orthodontic treatments. Before choosing an orthodontic treatment, you should consider consulting your dentist.
The dentist will examine your teeth and recommend an orthodontic treatment depending on the crookedness’s severity and your concerns. Your dentist will listen to your concerns and recommend an orthodontic procedure after giving you the benefits of each treatment.
One of the orthodontic procedures your dentist can recommend is Invisalign. Invisalign® are teeth aligners that resemble teeth whitening trays. The dentist will recommend clear aligners if you have moderately crooked teeth.
When you seek Invisalign treatments, the dentist will use 3D technology to create impressions of your teeth’ movements to the desired position. Next, the dentist will send the impressions to Invisalign labs for the creation of the clear aligners.
For desirable results, your dentist will recommend you wear the clear aligners at least 20 hours a day for two weeks. After the two weeks, you will change to a new set of clear aligners. Each set of clear aligners moves your teeth to a point, and as you change them, they move your teeth to the desired position.
Your dentist might also recommend follow-up appointments to check the progress of the teeth alignment. By choosing Invisalign, you get to enjoy the following benefits:
Invisalign braces are virtually invisible. Therefore, one can not recognize you are wearing the aligners from far unless they take a closer look. The invisible appearance offers smile aesthetics and would be theright choice for adults and teenagers conscious about their look.
Unlike traditional braces, which have wired brackets, Invisalign braces provide comfort. The smooth plastic trays have no extruding edges that might cause discomfort. The orthodontic treatments are custom-made to fit your teeth and move them to specific points. Therefore, you are not likely to experience discomfort when wearing Invisalign aligners, even during sleep.
Invisalign braces are removable. Therefore, you can remove the aligners when brushing or flossing your teeth. The ease in removing and placing back the clear aligners enhances your ability to remove plaque and tartar since they don’t stick beneath the wired brackets, preventing tooth decay and gum infections.
Invisalign aligners require a minimum of six weeks to go to the dentist’s office for follow-up appointments. Unlike traditional braces that require frequent adjustments, with clear aligners, you can save time spent at the dentist’s office.
For desirable results, your dentist might recommend you wear your invisible braces for 20 hours a day, depending on how severely-crooked your teeth are. Therefore, you can remove the aligners when eating, brushing, or playing contact sports.
Invisalign braces are plastic trays and have no side effects on your gums or mouth tissues. Therefore, your dentist might recommend clear aligners if you are allergic to metals.
Invisalign are removable. Therefore, you can eat all your favorite foods without sticking between the wired brackets.
Since Invisalign braces are removable, you can take them out and clean them properly without limits. When cleaning your clear aligners, you can soak them in a gel provided by Invisalign or use a small brush to scrub the dental trays’ surface.
To protect the aligners from damage, you can remove them, especially when playing contact sports. Since the aligners are plastics, you can place them at room temperature to prevent damage by heat.
Each set of Invisalign aligners move your teeth to the desired position gradually. When the teeth move to the desired position, they straighten and close some gaps. Therefore, you will be able to eat, brush, and floss your teeth, improving your oral health, which in turn improves your overall health.
Crooked teeth affect your smile and sometimes lower your self-esteem. With Invisalign treatments, you achieve straight teeth, which enhance your smile aesthetics and give you more reasons to engage in conversations without fear of being judged.
If you need a dentist near you for Invisalign treatments, you can consider visiting our clinic at Burton Dentistry. You will meet our team of experienced dentists who will ensure you get quality results.