What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of clear aligners that gradually move your teeth into position to give you a straight, even smile.
How is Invisalign different from braces?
Braces require metal and bands that tighten to gradually move your teeth. Braces are very visible and can be uncomfortable for some patients. Invisalign is a gentle and discreet solution that requires less time spent in an office getting braces put in, fixed, tightened, and replaced.
How does Invisalign work?
At Premier Dental Care, one of our trained Invisalign doctors will evaluate your smile and create a plan The plan will show how many different aligners you will wear and when they need to be changed out for the next set. Invisalign aligners can be made from the molds and images of your teeth .
How long do you need to wear Invisalign?
The aligners should be worn 20 to 22 hours a day. Each set is usually worn for about 2 weeks before changing to the next step up. As for how long the overall treatment plan takes, it can vary. The average treatment period is 12-18 months but may be shorter or longer depending on your unique needs. When the doctor creates your plan, they will be able to tell you about how long the overall plan will take.
How uncomfortable are Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign is a much gentler process than braces and generally far less painful. However, most patients report an initial discomfort when they start wearing the aligners. This discomfort is usually a slight feeling of pressure, and it’s a perfectly normal sign that the aligners are moving your teeth into place. As you get used to the pressure, the discomfort will fade after a couple of days. The longer you wear your aligners, the more comfortable they will feel, to the point that you forget you’re even wearing them.
How do you know if Invisalign is right for you?
Anyone who wants to fix a crooked smile should consider Invisalign, be it for medical or cosmetic reasons. Braces can feel like a daunting commitment, especially if you’ve had them in the past and don’t want to go through the process all over again. If you want straight teeth and a beautiful smile, Invisalign is a great choice.
While not all orthodontic issues can be fixed by Invisalign, most can be. The best way to know if Invisalign is right for you or your child is to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist.
You will never know if you or your child is right for Invisalign unless you go in for a consultation. Chances are Invisalign will be able to correct whatever issues that would otherwise require braces.