Having crooked, overlapping, or misaligned teeth can affect the teeth's functions and your self-esteem. Even though several treatment options are available to strengthen teeth, like metal braces, they need more healing time and regular maintenance. That's why Invisalign is considered an excellent choice to improve the appearance of your smile by aligning your bite and discreetly straightening your teeth.
Invisalign or invisible aligners are clear tray aligners used for orthodontic treatment. The crystal clear aligners will not affect your appearance or irritate tissues in your mouth. These are made of Invisalign's blend of plastic and manufactured based on molds of your mouth.
To determine your candidacy for the procedure, your dentist will examine your mouth. If the treatment is found right for you, the dentist will create a treatment plan. As the first step, the dentist will take your teeth impressions and send them to the laboratory to make Invisalign. Soon after, you will receive a set of custom Invisalign retainers, which help move teeth into proper alignment.
You should wear each set of Invisalign aligners for one to two weeks as prescribed by your dentist, depending upon the progression of the treatment. Probably, you need to schedule checkups for six to eight weeks to check the improvement and pick out the next batch of aligners. You may experience a bit of extra pressure or discomfort when you wear each set of aligners for the first few days. It's quite normal.
The treatment time varies with the patient. For example, if the patient's teeth are significantly out of alignment, the treatment will last longer. Always remember to wear Invisalign aligners 22 hours a day; otherwise, the results from the treatment can be delayed.
For Invisalign, caring is relatively easier than other braces. Rinse the aligners every night, brush them with your toothbrush and keep the aligners fresh and clean. Also, use the Invisalign cleaning system to keep the aligners clean.
Stonewall Dental, Manassas, VA, helps patients restore their confident smiles and get beautifully aligned teeth through this modern dental technology. Call us on (703) 368-1000 or book online to schedule an appointment.