Get Straight Teeth Without Braces With Invisalign
Are your teeth crooked? Looking to get straighter teeth but don't want to dealwith braces on your teeth for months? The solution to your problem is a treatment called Invisalign. Using a series of aligners that slowly move your teeth, Invisalign allows you to eat the food you want, maintain comfort and best of all, no one will even know you are wearing them. Comparable in price to braces, Invisalign is a great option for those who want to avoid the hassle of metal braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The first step if you are looking to straighten their teeth is to consult with your dentist. He or she will be able to tell you what your options are and if you are a candidate for Invisalign. If you are a candidate and decide to go forward with treatment, the first thing your dentist will do is take X-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth to create a 3-D image. From this, your dentist will be able to map out a plan of how your teeth will move and create a set of custom-made aligners for you.
Approximately every two weeks, you will wear a new set of aligners and gradually your teeth will move. The aligners are made with a smooth, clear plastic that will not irritate your cheeks and gums like braces would. About every six weeks you will meet with your dentist to measure your progress and deal with any potential issues.
Why Use Invisalign?
There is a long list of benefits to using Invisalign instead of braces. The most obvious and important one is the fact that the use of Invisalign is virtually undetectable to anyone else. Instead of being afraid to smile because of metal wires and brackets in your teeth, you will be proud to show off your straighter smile with Invisalign. With each stage of treatment, you will be able to right away show off your progress. People who wear braces must wait until they have them removed to fully appreciate their new smile.
Another important benefit of Invisalign is convenience and comfort. Metallic braces can be uncomfortable in your mouth, especially when they break. Invisalign aligners are designed for comfort and almost never break. In addition, using Invisalign allows for you to eat whatever you want instead of having to limit your diet. When you want to eat, brush your teeth or floss, you simply take out your aligners and put them back in when you are finished. Want to enjoy a night out with your friends? Leave your aligners at home for the night. As long as you wear them for the required number of hours in a day, your teeth will continue to move.
For more information about Invisalign or to see if you are a candidate, please contact your Midlothian dentist today.
by: Gen Wright