Do you have crooked teeth and the thought of having metal braces for two years or more is just not appealing to you? Well, for most people that’s just the case. However, you don’t have to have metal braces anymore in order to have straighter teeth. Invisalign Is the clear braces for adults.
These braces consist of a series of clear plastic trays, or aligners, that are designed and fabricated for your particular case. These aligners are clear, removable and adjust your teeth in stages a little bit at a time. Each set of these aligners are used about two weeks at a time.
Invisalign has many benefits, but the most outstanding benefit is that they are nearly invisible to the human eye. They are also removable and you can brush, floss and eat as usual.
The process for getting invisalign begins with a consultation with a doctor. The doctor will evaluate your situation and determine if you are a good candidate for invisalign. The treatment is not appropriate for children, but in some instances teenagers may be able to use this treatment option.
Benefits Of Invisalign
- The aligners are clear and nearly invisible
- It’s customized for your mouth
- You can remove them
- It’s comfortable
- You can brush and floss normally
- There are no metal brackets or unsightly wires
What Is The Invisalign Procedure?
After the doctor does an examination, they will then discuss the different orthodontic options for achieving your desired static results. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, and it’s the best option for you, a detailed treatment plan and prescribed an length of treatment will be created just for you. Many times the desired result can be achieved in less than a year.
Your initial trays within be fashioned from an impression taken of your teeth. It is recommended that you should wear the tray as often as possible in order to shorten the length of time you have to wear the aligners to achieve the desired result. The doctor will monitor your progress and will prescribe tray changes during your short check up appointments.
If for some reason your gums are red or swollen, it could be the result of crowding or teeth with wide gaps in them. It can also be the sign that you may have periodontal disease or gum disease for short. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around your teeth. This allows for the strongest and healthiest defense against the potential of getting gum disease. That’s where Invisalign comes in. These clear aligners gently and gradually move your teeth into the right position. It does so without using unsightly brackets and wires or having the pain that normally comes along with having traditional braces.
If you would like more information on this particular treatment option, to give our office a call the day. We will be glad to set up an appointment with you, look at how crooked your teeth may be, and come up with a treatment plan that best fits you.