Invisalign is a clear aligner system that uses clear plastic trays to straighten teeth. It is a discreet alternative to braces but works very similarly. The trays are worn at all times with the exception of meals and for brushing your teeth. The trays are switched out every few weeks for a new set of trays. Each new set will move your teeth a little closer to the desired position.
Which Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Address?
Invisalign is a great way to get a straighter smile, especially if you have mild to moderate misalignment. Unlike braces, Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligner trays rather than brackets and wires. They can fix the following issues:
- Crooked Teeth
- Gaps in Teeth
- Open Bite
- Crowded Teeth
- Tooth Shape
Benefits of Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign aligners are transparent, making them nearly invisible to others. They are a great option for working professionals. However, while they may be invisible, Invisalign aligners are not truly removable. You must wear the aligners for 22 hours per day, and you must take them out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. The aligners also only cover the front of your teeth, so you will need to be very careful about what you eat while wearing them.
The other benefits are as follows:
- Saves time.
- Safe and removable
- Do not interfere with your food habits
- Allows better oral hygiene and improved dental health
- Beautifully straight teeth.
First, your dentist will take some digital images of your teeth and mouth. These images will help your dentist in Garland, TX create a custom treatment plan for your smile. Then, you’ll receive a series of custom aligners. You can switch out your aligners at home and wear them for 20 to 22 hours each day. As you wear your aligners, they will slowly shift your teeth into place. Your final treatment results should be visible in about one year.
The aligners are created using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to ensure your treatment progresses smoothly from start to finish. Your clear aligners are custom-made for you, and your teeth are gradually shifted into place by wearing them for a specified amount of time each day. You’ll need to visit the dentist every six weeks to make sure your treatment is progressing as expected.
To learn more about the dental services offered by Choice Dental Associates, call us at 972-530-7374 or schedule an appointment online.