When it comes to straightening your teeth, not all treatment options are created equal. If you want to straighten your teeth quickly, effectively and discreetly, Invisalign may be the ideal treatment choice. Here’s how invisible aligners can give you the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
Unique Straightening Method
Unlike traditional braces that rely on a system of brackets and wires to pull your teeth into place, Invisalign uses a unique tooth straightening method. A series of clear aligners are created to gently and quickly shift the teeth into the desired position. Here’s how the process works from start to finish:
- Your doctor examines your teeth to create your personalized treatment plan and determine your candidacy for Invisalign orthodontics
- Once your candidacy is confirmed and your treatment plan is created, you’ll receive your first set of clear aligners
- Approximately every two weeks, you’ll return to your dentist’s practice to receive a new set of aligners that shift the teeth a little more than the previous aligners
- Once your treatment is complete, you’ll most likely receive a retainer to help keep your teeth in their new positions
Treatment with invisible aligners is often quicker than treatment with traditional orthodontics. You can remove your trays whenever you eat, floss or brush. This unique benefit allows you to keep your teeth healthy while they’re being straightened. Traditional braces, on the other hand, are difficult to work around and can make it hard to keep up with good oral hygiene practices.
Not everyone is a candidate for invisible aligners. However, if you have mild misalignment issues, you can most likely receive the procedure. It’s often used to treat underbite, open bite, crossbite, overbite, crowded teeth and tooth gaps.