Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign? Perhaps you are wondering how the treatment process for Invisalign aligners compares to traditional orthodontics. For example, you might be wondering whether wearing a retainer after Invisalign treatment is necessary. While every patient’s needs are different, a retainer is sometimes necessary after Invisalign to keep teeth positioned properly.
Experienced with improving smiles with this revolutionary orthodontic system, our dentist answers frequently asked questions about how Invisalign works and what patients can expect before, during, and after treatment.
What is the treatment process like?
Patients who choose to improve their smiles with Invisalign will wear a series of clear aligners for a period of time. The length of treatment will depend on a patient’s needs. Each aligner is custom fitted for the patient and worn for about two weeks. After two weeks’ time, the aligner will be exchanged for a tighter one. Over time, Invisalign applies gradual pressure to teeth to move them to healthier positions.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Compared to traditional metal and wire braces, most patients report that Invisalign aligners are very comfortable to wear. This is because aligners are made from plastics that won’t scrape or cut the insides of lips or cheeks. Aligners are removable so that patients can practice oral hygiene and eat meals with ease. Since Invisalign is clear, patients also enjoy that they can achieve a straight smile without noticeable orthodontic appliances. In fact, Invisalign is undetectable from a distance.
What types of tooth alignment issues can Invisalign correct?
Invisalign can improve the appearance of crowded and crooked teeth along with closing in gaps between teeth. With healthier teeth alignment, patients can prevent a number of oral health problems associated with misaligned teeth such as TMJ disorder and untimely tooth wear.
To determine if Invisalign is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced and caring dental team.
Call us today at 972-458-2464 to reserve your appointment.