Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is more user-friendly and attractive than metal braces, while still providing excellent results. The treatment involves wearing a series of tightly fitted clear aligners over the teeth. These aligners will slowly adjust the positioning of the teeth so that the patient improves both their oral health and the look of their smile. Each aligner will be worn for about two weeks and then replaced with the next in the series until the teeth reach their intended destination.
When a new Invisalign clear aligner is applied, it will feel very tight at first. Some patients may find this to be slightly uncomfortable, but this is a good sign, as it means the teeth are being adjusted into the proper positioning. And the vast majority of patients will gladly tolerate this temporary feeling to avoid having to use traditional braces. After a few days, the aligner will gradually begin to feel looser. Once a couple of weeks have passed, the aligner will be replaced with a new aligner, and the process will continue as such.
What makes Invisalign so effective is that each set of Invisalign aligners is custom-designed based on the patient’s teeth and their desired position. Our experts at Allen Dental Center have used Invisalign treatment so help patients straighten teeth, reduce noticeable gaps and crowing, fix problems with bite and more.
When using Invisalign, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, the current Invisalign aligner should be worn for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours per day. The only time the aligner should be removed is for cleaning or for eating food or drinking anything other than water.
While deciding to use Invisalign aligners is a true commitment, there are several benefits that they provide over metal braces. Patients who use Invisalign do not need to make any major changes to their diet. They can eat and drink whatever they would like during treatment. They will also be able to brush and floss their teeth normally. The aligners themselves are very easy to clean, and they shouldn’t become stained if the patient is careful. Since the aligners are clear, they are virtually unnoticeable. Invisalign aligners are also ideal for athletes who play contact sports, as they do not present any major injury risks.
Improve your orthodontic health with fast and effective Invisalign treatment from Allen Dental Center. Our team will work hard to put you on the right track for great oral health. Please call us at (972) 349-1127 to schedule an appointment.