For a long time, braces were the number one choice for teeth straightening and alignment. However, Invisalign is now the premier option, according to most dentists. It is vital to know about Invisalign before treatment. The following advice from our general dentist should help:
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment works by using several transparent trays, which a patient wears like a mouth guard. The trays gently apply pressure to the teeth and over time, straighten the patient[[[char:39]]]s teeth.
How Does the Invisalign Procedure Work?
You will have to set an appointment for Invisalign, where the dentist will use X-rays to evaluate your teeth. The dentist will then use 3D imaging to create the patient’s aligner trays.
Invisalign trays are designed to apply a specific amount of pressure to the patient’s teeth. Because of the accuracy, it often leads to a shorter process, with most patients using Invisalign for only two weeks with excellent results.
After two weeks, the Invisalign trays will be replaced with new ones to ensure the teeth are straightened to the desired position. Each series of treatments after two weeks moves the teeth closer to the target position.
Invisalign can be used to address overbites, crooked teeth, underbites, and crossbites. However, the Invisalign procedure does not have great results for patients with jaw alignment issues.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign treatment offers several benefits when compared to traditional metal braces. The trays are easy to remove, which ensures patients can still practice oral hygiene. They are easy to clean, so food and other particles do not remain in them.
Invisalign trays have a shorter treatment process with outstanding results. Invisalign is quite discreet, so most people will not notice them even when wearing them. Call or visit our dental clinic for an appointment to learn and find out more about Invisalign.