What You Need To Know About Teeth Straightening with Invisalign®

InvisalignTeeth straightening procedures change people's lives. Most people desire healthy and perfectly aligned teeth. Fortunately, there are various useful teeth straightening solutions available. The most common among them being braces and Invisalign®.

Over the years, Invisalign® treatment has become the preferred choice for patients due to its superior benefits. Some of these benefits include:

Invisalign Benefits

  • Invisalign® aligners are invisible, unlike the traditional braces

  • You can take out the Invisalign when you want to brush your teeth or eat

  • Food scraps do not get stuck on the aligners and you are unlikely to suffer from tooth decay or gum disease

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a teeth straightening solution during which a dental care specialist fits removable, transparent teeth aligners onto your teeth. These aligners are custom crafted to fit on your teeth to produce the perfect alignment.

Once fitted, you need to wear the devices for at least two weeks before replacing them with a new set. Each aligner will slightly shift your teeth horizontally, vertically, or even rotate them if necessary. Over time, your teeth will be in their proper position, giving you that enviable winning smile.

The treatment process

1. Take the smile assessment

Before you receive your first set of Invisalign® aligners, you must first take a free Smile Assessment to ascertain whether this tooth straightening option is ideal for you. It is a brief online questionnaire that captures basic info about the person who needs the treatment. Just fill the form and submit, after which, you should get your results.

2. Locate a competent Invisalign® dentist and schedule a consultation

Your oral well-being is just as important as your general health. You should, therefore, make sure you find an experienced dentist. Furthermore, consider the doctor's pricing, treatment recommendations, and interaction with patients. Doing so will guarantee you satisfactory Invisalign® treatment results.

3. Initial consultation

On your first consultation, your oral specialist will talk to you about your needs and expectations to evaluate if Invisalign® teeth straightening is ideal for you. Your dentist will then customize your treatment plan to match your needs.

4. Your customized treatment plan

Your doctor will commence the treatment by first mapping out a comprehensive plan. He or she will use a scanner to give you a 3D presentation of the way your teeth will shift during the treatment. You will also get to see how your new smile will look.

5. Making Invisalign® clear aligners

When you and your dentist are happy with the treatment plan, your specialist will proceed to custom-making your aligners. The end product will be a transparent, snuggly-fitting teeth straightener which you should wear for twenty to twenty-two hours each day. You only need to take them off when you want to eat or when you want to brush and floss your teeth.

Eating and living with the Invisalign®

The good thing is that Invisalign® does not restrict what to eat. You just remove the plastic aligners, enjoy your hearty meal, brush your teeth, and put the aligner back into your mouth. When brushing your teeth, it is equally important that you also clean the Invisalign® to keep them fresh, odorless, bright and hygienic. Your doctor will prescribe to you the best aligner cleaning system to use.

As you continue wearing the aligners, you will experience visible results as your teeth will gently and steadily move into position. Depending on your progress, the doctor might recommend you change the aligners weekly or fortnightly. Soon enough, you will have perfectly aligned teeth that accentuate your beautiful smile.

Contact Gables Exceptional Dentistry at (305) 203-4132 to find out more about Invisalign®.

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