Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?
One of the methods of enhancing smiles through cosmetic dentistry is the use of Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is clear and customized to fit your teeth. The aligners operate by gently pulling your teeth into position for a proper alignment. For the best results, you need an expert to prepare your customized clear aligners. At Smile Family Dentistry dental clinic we offer Invisalign clear aligners as an option for straightening your teeth.
What is Invisalign Made Out of?
The material Invisalign is made out of is food-grade and BPA-free plastic, making it healthy for your teeth and overall oral hygiene. Upon your initial dental appointment with us, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth, and the lab will then prepare your personalized clear aligners. These will be created with the exact form and alignment specifically made for you.
Who is Eligible for Invisalign Clear Aligners?
People of all ages can use Invisalign, ranging from adults to teenagers. Invisalign clear aligners can treat multiple dental problems such as: closing teeth gaps, reducing teeth overcrowding, openbites, underbites, and correction of crossbites. You will need to first undergo a dental exam, which might include an x-ray for the dentist to determine the effectiveness of clear aligners for you.
What are the Benefits of Using Invisalign?
There are multiple ways of teeth alignment including the use of metal braces. Invisalign has become a recent invention and comes with multiple benefits in comparison to the other methods. You can remove the Invisalign any time you want, and this is especially encouraged while eating, flossing, or brushing. This helps you maintain proper dental hygiene. It is also comfortable to move your teeth with Invisalign, as opposed to traditional metal braces. The healthy and mouth-friendly material construction of Invisalign enhances comfort as you wear your aligners, without any gum irritation. Another advantage is in their clear nature. It is hard for someone to even notice you are wearing Invisalign aligners, and this can improve your confidence to smile - even while your teeth are still being straightened!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Once the dentist identifies that Invisalign is the right treatment for your case, we will take x-rays with a 3D teeth model on your teeth to determine how to go about the alignment process. After the preparation process, the lab will prepare your custom Invisalign aligner trays, and you will be ready to get started with treatment. You need to wear your aligners up to 22 hours daily, removing them only when eating or brushing, for effective results. Otherwise your treatment may take longer. The aligners will help move your teeth gently. You will get a new set of aligner trays approximately every two weeks, and your teeth will gradually continue to move into the desired alignment.
If you want to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners, do not hesitate to contact Smile Family Dentistry at 925-414-4128 to set up a consultation appointment with us.