Our Family Dental Care - College Heights dentists in Prince George talk about what you should expect before, during and after Invisalign treatment, and how Invisalign is used to improve your smile.
What exactly is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear aligners in order to help straighten your teeth without the use of the more common and traditional wire and metal braces.
Each set of aligners will typically be worn for roughly two weeks prior to switching to the next set in the series. During that time, the aligners will make gradual, tiny adjustments to your teeth.
The length of time that you receive treatment will depend on your unique case and needs. Your dentist will determine what is best for you. You can remove your custom aligners during your treatment for drinking, eating, brushing and flossing. Here are 5 ways your smile will change during your treatment:
Ability to completely clean your teeth
Because Invisalign trays are removable, are able to remove the aligners in order to brush and floss freely as you normally would. This will allow you to ensure 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.
Can Result In Straighter Teeth
You may be experiencing various dental issues prior to beginning Invisalign clear aligner treatment. Invisalign can help treat any of these issues - individually or in combination.
Your personal result with clear aligner treatment will depend on your dental concerns and goals, but overall, as long as you comply with the prescribed treatment plan, when you look in the mirror you can expect to see straighter teeth after treatment with Invisalign.
Gaps between your teeth may also be reduced, and your bite may also improve. Regardless of the issues that were treated, you’ll likely find that you enjoy sharing your new, straighter smile with everyone you meet.
Overall Dental Health Improvement
It is very important that you wear your Invisalign clear aligners properly and only remove them when necessary to eat, drink or when cleaning your teeth, every one of your teeth will receive just the right amount of pressure for the right amount of time. The total number of aligners you’ll wear will depend on the nature of your misalignment. Long-term, you'll benefit from better dental health and healthier gums, due to teeth that have been straightened.
Can Be Used to Treat Crowded or Misaligned Teeth
Misaligned or crowded teeth can impact the physical appearance and contribute to poor oral health. Misalignments can be improved with Invisalign. The key to success is in sticking to the custom treatment plan your dentist will develop for you.
Instead of moving all of your teeth at once, each phase of your treatment focuses on a few of your teeth at a time. It’s important that you follow the plan your dentist prescribes and wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day, no matter which issue is being treated. After a successful treatment process treatment, your crowded or misaligned teeth should be straight, and you'll be able to reveal a straighter smile.
Subtle and Comfortable
Because Invisalign clear aligners are made from smooth plastic, they can be quite comfortable to wear. Plus, thanks to the transparent plastic, the casual observer will be hard-pressed to see them as they discreetly straighten your teeth.