Gone are the days when you have to compromise your looks because of misaligned teeth and a crooked smile. Thanks to Invisalign, you can now get straight teeth and a perfect smile without the discomfort of bulky and traditional braces.
While most of us already know that Invisalign is a discreet alternative to overcome the disadvantages posed by metal braces for teeth straightening, there are some questions and answers you should know to make an informed decision about Invisalign.
Invisalign treatment works if you have crooked and misaligned teeth. However, Invisalign is not the right choice for everyone; it is not recommended in patients with severe malocclusions. Traditional metal braces work better for you if you have gaps between individual teeth or severely crooked teeth. Invisalign is beneficial when tilting teeth forward/backward but has limited impact when dealing with overcrowding. To get better advice on your candidacy for Invisalign treatment, visit us; we will help you make the best choice to achieve a perfect smile.
To get the best results quickly, you require to wear the Invisalign aligners throughout the day - at least for a minimum of 22 hours.
You should wear them even at night during sleeping. However, you can take them off while having food and brushing your teeth. Since Invisalign aligners are fabricated as per each patient's custom-requirements, you will have no trouble wearing them for long hours. During the treatment process, your dentist will create many sets of aligners for you as per your requirements and the progress of the treatment; this will last till the entire duration of the treatment. Each aligner can be used for up to two weeks as per the direction of the dentist and will be replaced accordingly. '
You should remove your aligners while you eat. But, you can drink water while wearing Invisalign. Take care not to consume hot beverages like tea and coffee while wearing the aligners, as the heat can distort its shape. So, while wearing the aligners, drink only clear and cold water.
Besides, since you need to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours every day, you will have to fit in your meals accordingly.
If you wear Invisalign, you will have to brush your teeth and floss them after every meal before putting the aligners back. This helps make sure that food particles are not stuck between your teeth. Oral hygiene should be maintained carefully to avoid bad breath and to keep cavities at bay. Also, follow your dentist's instructions in the maintenance of oral hygiene - clean the aligners regularly with the help of a cleanser prescribed by your dentist to prevent the staining or discoloration of the aligners.
Some people have a misconception that there's an age limit to undergo Invisalign treatment. However, this is not true. Irrespective of your age, you can enjoy the benefits of Invisalign.
Some patients will have buttons - small, tooth-colored brackets adhered to your teeth as part of the Invisalign treatment. Some patients may also require orthodontic rubber bands, same as metal braces. In some cases, patients may also need small ridges to make the aligners stay in place.
Many people think that Invisalign aligners are completely invisible. However, this is not true. Instead, they are 'very close to invisible' and hence, often go unnoticed.
To prepare the patient's teeth for the Invisalign aligners, the dentist may make some minor adjustments to them. For example, if one of the patient's misaligned teeth is too big to fit into the aligner, it may be filed a bit to bring in line with the other teeth.
Affordable Invisalign Treatment
At Focus Dental Group, we offer the affordable and best Invisalign treatments to treat your misaligned teeth and give you a beautiful smile.
Are you ready to flaunt your beautiful smile? Call us to schedule an appointment with us.