Achieve Your Smile Goals With Invisalign
Everyone wants to have a perfect, brilliant smile. In the past, expensive, painful, and unsightly metal braces were the only way to achieve this goal. Today, the easy Invisalign system is the preferred way to achieve your perfect smile. Invisalign is comfortable to wear and virtually invisible. You can go about your daily routine without feeling held back. Here’s what you need to know about the Invisalign treatment system.
Getting Evaluated for Treatment
First, you will need to schedule an appointment with an Invisalign dentist. This system is popular but not every clinic offers this form of treatment. Invisalign may be effective for the following orthodontic concerns:
- Certain overbite, crossbite, and underbite conditions
- Gap teeth
- Open bite
- Crowded teeth
Because Invisalign is not ideal for every patient, it is important to have an evaluation first. There may be another care solution that will work better for you.
Treatment Goals and Aligner Creation
If your orthodontist feels you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, a 3D image of your mouth will be created. This will allow the development of a treatment plan and outcome goals. With this technical information in hand, the Invisalign aligner can then be created.
Your orthodontist will provide instructions on how to wear your aligner. Generally speaking, an aligner will need to be worn 20 – 22 hours each day; adhering to this schedule will ensure the best results from your treatment. At some point, a new aligner may need to be created to support your teeth as they are guided into a new position.
When Can I Remove My Aligners?
One of the great benefits of the Invisalign system is that they can be slipped in and out of the mouth. Traditional metal braces are fixed to the mouth and cannot be removed except at your orthodontist’s office using special tools. Invisalign gives people the freedom to eat, drink, floss, and brush their teeth without obstruction. You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite meals without having to worry about food getting stuck in your braces – no more accidents!
Although it might be tempting, avoid removing your aligners except for these tasks. Your Invisalign dentist will instruct you in the correct way to wear your aligners and how long each day they should be worn. Sticking to the correct schedule is the best way to achieve your personal smile goals. Before long, you’ll be able to enjoy the perfect smile you’ve dreamed of.
Make Your Appointment Today
The whole team at Nevada Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to helping people improve their orthodontic health. We are the Invisalign experts you can rely on to develop a personal care plan for you and your family. Contact us today with any questions or schedule an appointment. Learn more about us today!