How Does Invisalign Work?
Many of us have something about our smile that we don’t quite like. Maybe the color of your teeth or some misalignment has always bothered you. Cosmetic dentistry can fix these imperfections to give you the gorgeous smile we’ve always wanted. Let’s talk about correcting crooked or misaligned teeth.
Instead of immediately thinking of traditional metal braces, consider Invisalign – an option for straightening your teeth without the burdensome orthodontia usually required. Invisalign, also known as “clear braces,” is a technologically advanced way to quickly and effectively realign teeth without using metal brackets or wires. Instead, this system utilizes clear aligner trays that the individual wears on a daily basis in order to gradually move teeth into their proper positions.
During your first Invisalign appointment, you will have a series of x-rays, photographs, and molds taken of your teeth. Using state-of-the-art technology, a computer system will design a series of custom-fit aligner trays in order to move your teeth. There are small variances between each tray, which allows them to gently coerce the alignment without pain or discomfort. They ease your teeth into place. You advance through the trays, switching about every two weeks, until your teeth are in their final positions.
Invisalign can be removed, allowing you to eat normally and maintain excellent oral hygiene. But patient compliance is important – you’ll get results more quickly when you wear the aligners as directed during the day and night. Your dentist will monitor your progress throughout the treatment.
While Invisalign may not be appropriate for serious bite problems, it is a great way to deal with minor misalignment issues and crooked teeth; ideal for those who are embarrassed at the thought of a mouthful of metal braces.
If you have been considering the benefits of Invisalign clear braces, call Dr. Foncea today to schedule a consultation. He’ll help you determine if Invisalign is your perfect alternative to traditional metal braces and orthodontic work.