If you are facing the process of straightening or aligning your teeth, you are most likely considering using Invisalign. Since its introduction in 1997, Invisalign has helped millions of people achieve a beautiful and aligned smile without the complications commonly associated with traditional braces. Continue reading for more information about Invisalign, and how it can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
How It Works
After you have decided to move forward with Invisalign treatment, your trusted orthodontist will conduct a thorough digital 3D scan of your mouth in order to plan your treatment and design your trays. Your alignment trays will be thin, plastic trays that are designed to perfectly fit your teeth. Every two weeks, you will receive a new set of trays to enter the next stage of helping to guide your teeth into place. During each stage of treatment, only a few teeth are shifted into their ideal position, which allows for precise and accurate planning to ensure the best possible results. The Invisalign process takes about twelve months, which is a considerable improvement on traditional braces, which can take multiple years. After your Invisalign treatment is complete, you will receive a set of retainer trays to wear in order to preserve your new, beautiful smile.
For many people, one of the hardest parts of wearing traditional braces is the restrictive list of foods that you can not eat, as they can potentially damage or break the framework. Thankfully, Invisalign does not require any changes or restrictions in the diet, as the patient can simply remove their Invisalign trays before eating and place them back into the mouth after they are finished. For many people, this is one of the biggest positive aspects of being an Invisalign patient.
Bye Bye, Brace-Face!
Traditional braces are made up of metal, which when applied to the teeth creates the commonly used term, “brace-face”. Many people do not like the look of traditional metal braces on the teeth, and it can become a source of embarrassment or low self-esteem for many people. The creators of Invisalign took this into consideration when designing the revolutionary alignment system and created simplistic, nearly invisible clear trays that fit seamlessly over the teeth. This is usually the main attracting feature for many people who are considering aligning their teeth.
Less Time In The Chair
Traditionally, the process of aligning teeth with metal braces is quite time consuming, and requires frequent visits to the orthodontist’s office for fittings, bracket tightening, and the application of new bands. With Invisalign, the patient will not have to visit their orthodontist nearly as much, and in some cases, once they are ready for their new set of alignment trays, the trays can be delivered to them at home. This gives you more time to enjoy the things you love to do, rather than spend your time in the dental chair.
Invisalign has the potential to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Moving forward with what you learned here, speak with Dr. Sapana Kothary at EZ Dental to discuss your treatment options.