What is Invisalign?
It is very common to hear orthodontic patients ask for an alternative to unsightly braces that could decrease a person’s self-confidence, especially those in their teens. As part of its endeavor to offer new and better things to its patients, the Family Dental Group offers Invisalign to its orthodontic patients as an effective alternative to wearing braces. Invisalign are transparent aligners and is almost undetectable unlike traditional braces that use wires and brackets. These aligners are made from smooth and comfortable BPA-free plastic that will not irritate the cheeks and gums like braces do. This method is very popular among adult and teen patients who wants to straighten their teeth but finds the look of traditional braces very unattractive.
Invisalign are more preferred over braces because it’s virtually invisible and more comfortable to wear. Invisalign are also removable so it’s easy to clean and patients can eat whatever they want, unlike when you have braces where you would have a number of restrictions in your diet. Braces require more time and effort to maintain and wires and brackets can cause mouth sores which can be very uncomfortable and painful.
It has been found that Invisalign corrects the teeth faster than traditional braces although less force is applied to the teeth whenever a new Invisalign is provided to the patient. It’s guaranteed to be effective and provide more comfort to the patient, that’s why orthodontists at the Family Dental Group highly recommend this to their patients for orthodontic treatments.
What is an Invisalign treatment process like?
Your orthodontist at the Family Dental Group will first conduct a consultation to determine your current dental condition and to see if Invasalign is the best option for you. He will then take x-rays and make impressions of your teeth to be able to make a 3D image that will be used to create your personalized treatment plan. After this is done, a series of Invisalign clear aligners will be made for you and all you need to do is wear them every day and remove them whenever you eat, and when you brush and floss your teeth.
Every 2 weeks you would need to switch to a new set of Invisalign for your next stage of treatment. You will also be scheduled for follow-ups every six weeks to monitor your progress to see if the movement of your teeth is according to the treatment plan that was mapped out for you. Patients can appreciate the effectiveness of Invisalign because they can see great improvements every time a new aligner is worn.
The length of time that Invisalign should be worn varies and is dependent on your dental condition. But the duration of the treatment is faster and more bearable compared to having traditional braces. It is recommended that Invisalign be worn between 20-22 hours a day during the whole treatment period for maximum results.