Invisalign is a solution for those who need straighter teeth at any age. When you need straight teeth, but do not want anyone to know that you are wearing braces, Invisalign, which is a clear aligner, will be a good option for you. These aligners are computer generated and need to be changed after two weeks. Each aligner moves your teeth a little towards the final position. Unlike traditional braces that move the teeth in complex ways for a better bite, Invisalign is an option for those who need to enhance their teeth aesthetic.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is dental treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth over a period of time. The aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material, are smooth and flexible. Granted, they are comfortable to wear. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not cause sores and ulcers on the lips. You can remove the Invisalign any day to clean and floss between teeth.
Again, you can remove the Invisalign trays when eating. This lets you eat everything you like. In fact, you should always remove the trays when eating. You can take any drink with the trays as long as you clean your teeth after taking sugary drinks.
The Invisalign Procedure
Your dentist will customize a treatment plan for you. On the first day of the visit, the doctor will determine if the treatment is right for you. This involves taking of pictures, x-rays and teeth impressions. With this, the dentist confirms that your gum and teeth are in a good state for the treatment. The dentist will create a digital 3D image of your teeth at different stages of the treatment. This virtual representation of your teeth at every stage is known as Clincheck.
Once you and your dentist have agreed on the Invisalign, the clear aligners will be made. Your treatment plan will determine the number of aligners you wear. The aligner needs to be worn between 20 and 22 hours each day, during the treatment period, for a period of about one year.