Your Guide To Invisalign
What Problems Can Invisalign Help Correct?
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. In particular, it is effective at treating:
- Misaligned teeth
- Overbite and underbite
- Various spacing problems
What’s more, thanks to its discreet design and clear material, Invisalign is often less noticeable than traditional metal braces and allows for greater flexibility in terms of what you can eat and wear during treatment. Invisalign has become an extremely popular choice for patients seeking to improve the aesthetics and function of their teeth. Whether you’re interested in correcting minor alignment issues, more serious gaps, or crowding problems, Invisalign can provide an effective solution for your needs. Contact South Shore Orthodontics to schedule a complimentary consultation and see if Invisalign is right for you!
What Are The Advantages Of Invisalign?
Invisalign has several advantages over traditional orthodontic braces. The most obvious benefit of this type of treatment is the fact that it is entirely invisible, unlike traditional braces, which can be quite noticeable. This makes Invisalign a much more comfortable option for adults who want to straighten their teeth without anyone noticing.
Additionally, Invisalign can be removed at any time, which means that you can eat and drink whatever you like without worrying about damaging your braces. Unlike traditional braces, you also don’t need to worry about dealing with uncomfortable wires or brackets if one breaks off or comes loose.
Finally, because the aligners are made from a soft, flexible plastic material, they are gentle on the teeth and gums, resulting in less pain and discomfort than with traditional orthodontics.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Usually Take?
While overall treatment times vary from person to person, the average length of an Invisalign treatment tends to be between 12 and 18 months, depending on the complexity of your case. This timeframe can be broken down further into several phases, including an initial phase where you will visit our orthodontist for regular check-ups, wearing a series of aligners for a set amount of time each day. Throughout your treatment, you may experience minor side effects such as soreness or discomfort at first, but these tend to go away after a few weeks as your teeth shift into place.
How Will Invisalign Straighten My Teeth?
This innovative orthodontic system uses a series of customized aligners to shift your teeth into the correct position gradually. Each aligner is designed specifically for your needs and is meant to be worn for a specified time, usually one to two weeks. As you switch to the next set of aligners, your teeth will move incrementally toward the final position that our orthodontists have determined.
How Do I Care For My Aligners?
One key component of caring for your aligners is always ensuring that they are kept clean. This means washing them thoroughly daily using lukewarm water and a soft toothbrush.
Another critical step in caring for your aligners is keeping up with regular orthodontist appointments so that any changes to the fit of your trays can be addressed promptly. Sticking with these two steps will ensure you have the best possible experience with aligner treatment, even if there may be some initial discomfort.