Why Do People Love Invisalign?
Many of our patients swear by Invisalign clear aligners for straightening teeth in adults and children. Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment for patients of all ages for many reasons, including treatment comfort, discreetness, and affordability.
Invisalign aligners are comfortable and easy to use because they are customized to fit the shape of your teeth and mouth. They achieve a gradual change in tooth position over many months through a series of multiple plastic aligners. Patients generally receive a new aligner every two weeks.
Patients can remove Invisalign aligners easily when they eat, brush their teeth, use mouthwash, or floss. Their convenience makes it easier for active children and busy adults to comply with the treatment and achieve better results without needing to alter their lifestyle habits.
Parents with children who need teeth straightening love that the Invisalign process relies on laser, three-dimensional scanning to create custom aligners. You can skip the process of taking impressions the messy old-fashioned way.
Parents also appreciate the built-in compliance detectors that let parents know when their child takes off the aligners for more than a few hours per day. Meanwhile, adults love Invisalign aligners because they are discreet and comfortable to wear.
How Do I Care for My Aligners?
When you wear aligners, the most important thing you can do is brush and floss your teeth and gently brush the aligners before replacing them after every meal. Proper oral hygiene prevents food from getting stuck beneath the aligners and protects the teeth from further oral hygiene issues.
When you store your aligners, be sure to use the case we provide you with at the beginning of treatment.
Our team will give you more specific tips and instructions on how to properly care for your aligners.
How Long Will Treatment Last?
Invisalign treatment times vary depending on the needs of each individual patient. If tooth misalignment is minor, one year of treatment or less might be enough. However, more severe cases of misalignment require a longer series of aligners, and progressing through them can take up to 24 months.
The best way to determine your treatment time is to schedule a consultation with us. We will discuss your orthodontic needs and create a plan that helps you achieve your smile goals while improving your oral health.