Having misaligned teeth can cause you to be insecure about your smile. But, more than that, they can affect your oral health because overcrowded teeth make it hard to clean all teeth properly.
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners custom-made to fit your teeth. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, replacing it with the next one in the series. Over time, the slight adjustments to your teeth caused by each new aligner will significantly improve how your teeth look and function. You’ll hardly notice that you’re wearing them, and they can be worn throughout the day without any problems or interference with eating or speaking.
Invisalign aligners are a teeth straightener and an alternative to traditional metal braces because they allow you to straighten your teeth without having anything visible on your face or mouth at all times, except when you take off your Invisalign trays for cleaning purposes.
The dentist can recommend getting Invisalign in York, ON, if you have crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth, underbite, overbite, crossbite, or open bite.
It has been used successfully to treat patients with a wide range of orthodontic problems, including:
Invisalign aligners are not suitable for all orthodontic problems. The Invisalign system is used as a tooth straightener, but there are some situations where Invisalign should not be used.
In general, patients with severe malocclusion should avoid using Invisalign and consult with an orthodontist about other options, such as traditional braces. This is because these treatments can cause further damage to the existing tooth structure and require more extensive work than a standard orthodontic treatment plan would require.
Invisalign is a series of custom-made, clear aligners to fit your teeth and jaw. The aligners are made out of a strong, BPA-free plastic material. They are comfortable, easy to wear, and removable for eating and drinking. You’ll need to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next to allow your teeth enough time to move. The length of treatment depends on how many sets you need; however, most people complete their treatment within one year.
You can remove your aligners to eat or drink. However, you must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours daily. For best results, we recommend wearing them during most waking hours (including while sleeping).
You will need regular checkups with your dentist every 4 to 6 weeks during treatment. This is an important part of Invisalign treatment because it helps us ensure that your teeth move as expected.
During a checkup, we’ll examine the progress of your treatment and make adjustments if necessary. You may be given new aligners at each visit; this helps maintain the movement and position of each tooth as it moves into place.
You should also expect discomfort while wearing your aligners (such as sore jaws or cheeks), especially when they first come off after being on for a few hours or overnight—but don’t worry! This is completely normal and will lessen over time as you get used to them.
The length of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the severity of your orthodontic problem. On average, it takes about 18 months to complete the treatment, but it can take as little as six months or as many as 30 months in some cases.
The Invisalign treatment is a great orthodontic option if you want to straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal braces. Visit Marlee Dental Office for more information about Invisalign clear braces and what you can expect during the procedure.