Many people are not comfortable with their smiles. People with crooked teeth find this condition as something that affects the life every day. Metal braces can help solve this problem and with children and teenagers, it is common to see them wearing such, but as adults we don’t feel comfortable having metal braces especially if we have to deal with colleagues and clients daily. When one wears traditional metal braces, there is a feeling of soreness in our mouth and you cannot eat or brush your teeth without experiencing difficulty.
Nowadays, people no longer wear metal braces but they prefer to use invisible braces instead; these invisible braces are called Invisalign. Invisalign are invisible aligners made from clear plastic. Since no metal stuff will be shown on your teeth, you can give your best smile even while you are still undergoing treatment. You can also remove your Invisalign braces whenever you want to eat or drink or brush your teeth. IF you are able to brush your teeth well, then your oral health will be maintained while you are having your Invisalign treatment.
During the treatment, a series of invisible aligners will be given that are custom-made especially for your teeth. Every two weeks you need to replace your current aligners to a new one. This will hep the teeth to gradually shift to the proper final position. These changes are very slow and gradual. Invisalign is not like metal braces which are painful and uncomfortable; the contrary is true for Invisalign. What traditional braces are, invisible aligners are not.
Between 6 to 15 months, your teeth straightening will be completed, depending on how severe your problem is.
Inquire from your Invisalign dentist about this treatment if you think you need one. Ask the dentist what Invisalign strategies are available to you. Impressions of your teeth and images of your smile will then be taken.
When computerized images in 3D are taken of you teeth, these will show what your smile will look like after the treatment. Then, the dentist will prepare your Invisalign braces.
You will wear you first set of Invisalign braces for about 2 weeks. After that they will exchanged for the following set of aligners in the sequence. You should regularly visit your dentist to check whether your treatment is doing well. After the treatment, your teeth will be straightened and you can smile confidently.
There are many issues that Invisalign braces can correct. This includes crossbites, underbites, overbites, overcrowding and widely spaced teeth. During the Invisalign treatment, the position of your teeth is improved and you will find other dental health issues such as gum disease and tooth erosion alleviated. Combined with teeth whitening, discoloration can be addressed.