Are you considering Invisalign® treatment? Read on to learn more about this teeth-straightening treatment. If you have misaligned teeth, you can choose Invisalign to straighten your teeth. Many individuals hide their smiles because their teeth are not perfectly straight. There is no need to shy away from smiling with these teeth-straightening treatments, even in social settings.
For a long time, conventional metal braces were the only choice for individuals who wished to straighten their smiles. However, their appearance on the teeth was a concern for many patients. Thankfully, Invisalign aligners are an effective solution for adolescents and adults who wish to straighten their teeth discreetly.
An overview of Invisalign aligners
Invisalign is a system that involves wearing a set of transparent, removable aligners that gradually restore the teeth to their correct positions.
SmartTrack is a proprietary material used in the creation of Invisalign aligners. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has certified this thermoplastic substance as free from BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten. These aligners are transparent, thin, and almost undetectable to the naked eye.
The frequency of dental visits for new sets of aligners
Many patients thinking about getting Invisalign are wondering how frequently they would have to see their dentist for a new set of aligners. Typically, patients will need to see the dentist twice throughout treatment, first during the initial consultation and another to pick up the Invisalign aligners. The dentist will provide the entire set of aligners in a series, numbered accordingly so that patients know the correct order to wear them in.
While that is the bare minimum of visits to the dental office, patients will most likely need to see the dentist a few more times during the treatment. The dental professional will develop a personalized treatment plan, which means some patients may need to visit the office more or less often than another patient. It is a good idea to visit the dentist every four to six weeks in general. This will allow them to monitor the progress of the treatment and make any necessary recommendations.
Wearing the Invisalign trays
The dentist will recommend wearing the Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day for optimal results. Since Invisalign treatment is a progressive procedure, each new set of aligners will gradually shift the teeth into their correct place. For this tooth movement to continue as intended, patients will most likely need to switch to a new set of Invisalign aligners every one to two weeks, as directed by the dentist.
Ready to get started with Invisalign?
Having crooked or misaligned teeth can affect your self-confidence and even your oral health. If you are ready to improve your smile, you can visit our dental office to discuss your options. Our dental team can create personalized Invisalign treatment programs to address a variety of issues. Beyond improving a person's smile, the goal of the treatment is to help teens and adults alike boost their confidence and self-esteem. To book an Invisalign consultation, reach out today.
Request an appointment or call Gables Exceptional Dentistry at 305-203-4132 for an appointment in our Coral Gables office.
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