Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to correct most types of orthodontic issues. They are removable and virtually invisible. The aligners are custom-made for your teeth, so they require no uncomfortable wires or brackets! Instead, they’re made of smooth, BPA-free plastic that you wear over your teeth. They’re discreet and removable, so you can eat and drink what you like during treatment without worry and then take them out when you brush and floss your teeth as usual.
Unlike braces that require frequent trips to the orthodontist to tighten the wires, you’ll only have to visit your Invisalign dentist every six weeks or so to make sure everything is on track. These appointments are usually quick as there’s little to adjust since the aligners move your teeth all on their own! This also means less pain for you—no one loves getting wire adjusted in the mouth!
How Does Invisalign Work?
The clear aligners are made from thermoplastic material, so they’re smooth and comfortable to wear. Every two weeks or so, you’ll switch out your aligners for the next set in the series. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Before beginning treatment, your doctor will create a 3D image of your mouth using a special scanner. From these images, your dentist can create a treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth over the course of the treatment process. You and your dentist can even view a virtual representation of what the treatment process will look like from start to finish. This can help you better visualize what your smile will look like at the end.Once you’ve completed the full treatment process, you’ll have a beautiful new smile and improved oral health as well! Since Invisalign is removable, you can continue enjoying your favorite foods and beverages without worrying about damaging your new braces. You’ll also be able to brush and floss normally. This helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy during your treatment and after treatment is complete.
How To Started With Invisalign Treatment?
The process of getting started with Invisalign is easy and stress-free! Just call your dentist to schedule a consultation, which is free for patients without insurance. During this visit, you’ll learn more about the process and have your questions answered by a trained professional. Your dentist will also explain how the treatment works and how it can help your smile. If you decide to proceed with the treatment, your dentist will design an individualized treatment plan for you, as well as discuss pricing and financing options. Your journey to a straighter smile can begin today – all it takes is a call!
Maintaining Oral Hygiene While Wearing Invisalign
Thanks to the removable nature of Invisalign aligners, patients don’t have to worry about removing traditional braces to clean their teeth and gums. However, this doesn’t mean that you can forgo oral hygiene. In fact, it’s very important that you continue to brush and floss your teeth each day to remove plaque buildup. This helps to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and other oral health issues that may complicate Invisalign treatment. We recommend brushing after each meal and flossing at least once before bed. Some patients also find that using an interdental cleaner, such as a water flosser, is helpful. Be sure to ask us any questions you may have about maintaining good oral hygiene while in Invisalign treatment.
Visit Sedation Dental Spa of South Florida at 18431 Miramar Pkwy, Miramar 33029, or 2028 East Sample Road, Lighthouse Point 33064, to learn more about Invisalign. You can also call our Miramar dental office at (954) 433-4300 or our Lighthouse Point dental office at (954) 946-8484.