The Wembley Dental Clinic dentists in Parksville share insight on what you can expect from Invisalign treatment, and 5 ways on how Invisalign’s clear aligners can change your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear aligners that can aid in straightening your teeth without having to use the traditional wire and metal braces.
Generally, you will wear each set of aligners for two weeks before changing to the next set in the series. Throughout that time, the aligners will gradually make tiny adjustments to your teeth.
Your dentist will determine your specific requirements and decide how long you treatment plan will be. You can only take your custom aligners out during your treatment for drinking, eating, brushing and flossing. These are 5 ways Invisalign’s clear aligners will change your smile during treatment:
Improved Cleanliness During & After Treatment
Because Invisalign trays are removable, you can remove the trays when you are ready to brush and floss. Be sure that you brush and floss all your teeth thoroughly during treatment.
Your Invisalign clear aligners can also be cleaned - just rinse them or clean them with the Invisalign cleaning crystals. This will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums while your teeth are straightened.
Before your treatment starts, you might have gapped, crooked or misaligned teeth. Invisalign can help treat any of these issues - in combination or individually.
Your results will vary based upon your individual treatment plan. As long as you follow the treatment plan prescribed to you, when you look in the mirror you can expect to see straighter teeth after your Invisalign treatment.
Gaps between your teeth can also be reduced, and your bite may also get better. Regardless of the issues that were treated, you’ll likely find yourself starting to enjoy sharing your new, straighter smile with everyone.
Better Dental Health
As long as you wear your Invisalign clear aligners properly and only remove them when you need to eat, drink or clean your teeth, each tooth will receive just the right amount of pressure for the right amount of time. The total number of aligners you’ll have to wear will depend on the nature of your misalignment. Long-term, you'll benefit from better dental health and healthier gums, because of you will have straighter teeth.
No More Crowded or Misaligned Teeth
Crowded or misaligned teeth can have a negative impact on your physical appearance and contribute to poor oral health. Misalignments can be fixed with Invisalign. The key to achieving success is to follow the custom treatment plan your dentist develops for you.
Each phase of your treatment focuses on a few of your teeth at a time instead of moving all your teeth at once. It is very important that you stick to the plan your dentist prescribes to you and that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day, no matter what condition is being treated. Following a successful treatment process, your misaligned or crowded teeth should be fixed, and you will be able to show the world a straighter smile.
Increased Comfort Level
Because Invisalign clear aligners are made from smooth plastic, they can be very comfortable to wear. And, thanks to the transparent plastic, the casual observer will have to struggle to see the aligners as they discreetly straighten your smile.