With a new way to achieve straighter teeth on the rise, many patients have questions about how the Invisalign process works. That’s totally understandable! If you don’t want to be subject to traditional orthodontics or their embarrassing metal brackets and wires, then you’re reading the right post.
Here’s more information about the Invisalign treatment that’s changing how people feel about their smiles.
How does the Invisalign treatment work?
The Invisalign system is made up of a series of smooth, practically invisible plastic trays to gently shift your teeth into straighter positions. These aligners are custom-fit just for you and apply non-invasive pressure to your teeth to help them slightly move a little bit at a time.
The only thing that you must do is simply wear one set of aligners for about two weeks. The only time you should have to remove them is to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you get further into your treatment, you will replace each aligner with the next in the series until you have that dream smile that you’ve been imagining.
Does it hurt at all?
The main reason patients shy away from other orthodontic treatments like traditional braces is because they cause discomfort with aggressive tightening appointments. Most people complain about their teeth and gums being sore, their jaws hurting when elastics are added to their treatment, and soft tissue injuries that could occur from the rough metal in their mouth.
When you choose to use the Invisalign treatment, the process is gradual and comfortable. Most patients experience slight pressure after switching out their old aligner for a new one, but that’s a sign that Invisalign is working! In fact, just about 4 million patients have experienced this convenient, comfortable treatment.
How long will it take to get straight teeth?
The length of your Invisalign treatment depends on your particular teeth. What issues are at hand? Do your teeth overlap or are they spaced? The best way to come up with an accurate prediction is to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist.
If we’re speaking on average, a typical Invisalign case takes about 8 to 12 months. In comparison to traditional braces, that’s extremely fast!
You too can benefit from Invisalign!
Besides being a modern and discreet, Invisalign aligners fit well into people’s busy lives by:
- Having the ability to be removed for brushing, flossing, meals and special occasions (graduations, weddings, and other special events).
- Having the ability to keep your soft tissues and gums injury free.
- Simplifying home oral hygiene and professional deep cleanings.
- Keeping your diet the same so you can enjoy the same foods.
- Simply trading our aligners for the next in line rather than painful wire tightening appointments.
If you’re ready to truly benefit from a better smile, you don’t have to wait until the end of your straightening treatment to smile with confidence. Ask your dentist about Invisalign today!
About the Doctors
When it comes to a healthy, beautiful smile, your dentists at White Willow Dental are here to help you first hand. We offer the most comprehensive treatments in modern ways, just like Invisalign. If you would like to speak to one of our experts about the Invisalign treatment, feel free to contact our office.