If you’re ready to improve your smile with Invisalign, here’s what you need to know.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic system designed to straighten crowded and crooked teeth in adults and teens. This modern form of braces uses a set of nearly invisible custom-fitted aligner trays that are worn all the time, except when eating and brushing/flossing. These trays work by providing a slight pressure to the teeth and gradually move them into the desired alignment.
Because the trays are transparent and virtually invisible, Invisalign is barely noticeable when talking, laughing and eating in public. With Invisalign, adults and teens can achieve their dream smiles without having to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable about showing off metal braces.
How Is Invisalign More Convenient Than Braces?
Many adults prefer Invisalign over traditional braces because it is both convenient and discreet. Unlike braces, the Invisalign system consists of removable trays that can be taken out before meals, so there is no need to restrict one’s diet. A lot of people don’t realize this, but there are many foods and drinks that you have to avoid with traditional braces to avoid damaging the metal and potentially hurting yourself as a result.
Without the metal brackets of braces, Invisalign is much less restrictive. It also fits easily into most busy adult lifestyles, as there is no need to make time in your schedule for frequent in-office dental appointments for wire tightening. With Invisalign, patients can simply switch out their old aligner tray to a new aligner tray every couple of weeks.
Did You Know That Straight Teeth Can Improve Your Oral Health?
Did you know that there’s more to straight teeth than aesthetics? Having straight teeth not only looks attractive, but it also yields great benefits for your oral health. Studies have found that when teeth are properly aligned, the likelihood of developing cavities, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint disease is significantly lower than those with misaligned or chipped teeth. Improving your tooth alignment is an excellent way to care for and invest in your oral health.
Am I A Candidate For Invisalign?
Because Invisalign is both easy to use and comfortable, Invisalign is an excellent choice for most patients. Invisalign can treat a range of dental problems, such as:
- Crowding. Overcrowding of teeth can cause problems for adjacent teeth. Getting your teeth into the right position creates extra space and takes the pressure off of surrounding teeth.
- Gaps in your smile. Gapping in the teeth is not just an aesthetic concern. Gaps indicate areas where surrounding teeth lack the support to help them stay straight and in place. When teeth are exposed due to gapping, there is greater surface area that may be vulnerable to tooth decay.
- Overbite. Invisalign can help treat overbites where the upper teeth protrude further than the lower teeth.
- Crossbite. Invisalign can help if your lower teeth protrude beyond your upper teeth.
While Invisalign is a good choice for many patients, not all cases of overcrowding, overbite, or crossbite can be treated with Invisalign. If you wonder if you can benefit from Invisalign, make an appointment with Dr. Sadati and discuss your options.
What Can I Expect From My Invisalign Journey?
At The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry, when you receive Invisalign orthodontic treatment, you will begin your journey with a consultation to discuss your individual case and treatment plan. Afterwards, a special oral scanner will be used to obtain information about your smile to make your custom aligners.
During your Invisalign journey, it will be necessary to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day during treatment, only taking them off to eat, brush or floss. Because you take your aligner trays out to eat, this means you won’t have to avoid any of the foods or drinks you love. You will switch to a new aligner every 1-2 weeks and meet with the orthodontist every 12 weeks to monitor your progress and get a new set of aligners.
The treatment duration of your Invisalign smile journey will depend on your particular case. During your consultation, your recommended treatment length will be discussed, and your provider will answer any questions or address any concerns you have. Typically, Invisalign orthodontic treatment lasts between 12 and 24 months.
If you are seeking Invisalign or another form of cosmetic dental care in the West Palm Beach, FL area, consider The Sadati Center For Aesthetic Dentistry in Wellington for all your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. To rejuvenate your smile and get pampered at our state-of-the-art, luxurious office, call 888-873-3558 today.