Do you ever feel insecure about your teeth? Straight teeth may be the goal, but getting there can be such a pain. Traditional braces will always include wires and brackets that are uncomfortable to wear. If only your braces could be invisible.
Invisalign is a system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear, plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear. Whether you spend your day interacting with others socially or you work in a professional business atmosphere, Invisalign is an ideal orthodontic alternative to traditional braces.
To get the process started, you can set up a free consultation with your dentist to digitally scan your teeth. These digital scans will then be used to create a special customized orthodontic treatment plan just for you. Creating this digital image of your teeth will make it possible to create a whole series of clear, custom aligners that will help move your teeth where you want them to be.
It’s normal to feel some pressure or discomfort when you first begin wearing these clear aligners, but don’t worry, the pain won’t last for long. If you are dedicated to wearing your aligners, your teeth will move into place quickly and according to plan. The only time you should remove them is for eating and drinking.
Your custom aligners need to be cared for daily, just like your teeth. Make the time for brushing and flossing your teeth, as well as rinsing off and brushing your clear aligners. Invisalign treatment isn’t something that should harm your teeth or promote bad dental habits, as long as you take the proper time and effort to keep things clean!
A Typical Invisalign Timeline
Every one to two weeks you’ll need to switch out your old aligners for a set of new ones. It’s also a great idea to meet with your dentist every six to eight weeks to make sure that everything is functioning how it should be. Most Invisalign treatment plans will last for about one year but it all depends on your unique dental situation and the plan that you and your dentist agree on together.
If you feel concerned or unsure about paying for Invisalign treatment, it’s good to keep in mind that there are monthly payment options available in most dental offices.
If you’d like to know more, call Seven Star Dental and schedule a free consultation today!