24 Jan How do I get started with Invisalign?
Do you desire a straighter, more attractive smile? Perhaps you’re wondering if Invisalign is right for you. This innovative teeth straightening system is discreet and comfortable. With distinct advantages to treatment, it’s no wonder that patients are interested in wearing clear, removable braces.
If you are interested in pursuing Invisalign treatment, the first step is to schedule an appointment with a dentist who is an Invisalign provider. This initial consultation will involve a thorough examination to determine if Invisalign meets your needs.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign treatment consists of wearing customized retainer-like appliances called “aligners”. Constructed from smooth and clear plastic, Invisalign’s aligners conform snuggly over your teeth. Like conventional braces, they generate gentle force to move teeth to healthier positions over time.
Every two weeks, you will switch to a tighter set of aligners. As treatment progresses, you will begin to notice changes in your smile. The length of treatment varies from person to person depending on their needs.
After treatment ends, patients will continue to wear a retainer to keep their teeth from reverting back to their old positions. This is an important phase of orthodontic care as not wearing a retainer could reverse a patient’s progress.
Benefits of Invisalign
Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign offers unique benefits and advantages. First, Invisalign is very discreet because aligners are clear. This means patients can enjoy inconspicuous orthodontic care.
Second, Invisalign is removable. Conventional braces are fixed to teeth with visible wires and brackets. Patients can encounter difficulty eating food and performing oral hygiene. With removable appliances, eating meals and cleaning teeth is much easier.
Another advantage to Invisalign treatment is the fact that aligners are made from smooth plastic. Since there are no sharp metal components, there is less opportunity for irritation to soft oral tissue when compared to conventional braces.
Invisalign is a great treatment option for adults and some teens. If you’re interested in Invisalign, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with our dentist. Call Kozlow & Rowell Dentistry today for questions or to make an appointment.