Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth, but don’t like the look or inflexibility of braces? Invisalign is a discreet alternative that allows you to gradually straighten your teeth. It has been used to successfully straighten the smiles of over 6 million people. Invisalign doesn’t use uncomfortable wires or brackets that are fixed to your teeth. Instead, it uses aligners that are clear and practically invisible.
How do they work?
Invisalign gradually moves your teeth through use of a series of clear aligners. Throughout your treatment, you will be fitted with different aligners that are designed to progress you toward your perfect smile. The first step in the process is to meet with your dentist to create a treatment plan. In this plan, your dentist will map out every step of the process and detail the progression of your treatment. Invisalign aligners are designed to add the right amount of pressure at the right time during your treatment. Over the determined treatment period, you will continue to meet with your doctor to monitor progress. When you’re ready, your doctor will fit you for the next aligner.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are made out of a clear FDA-approved plastic that is molded to fit your teeth. The aligners can be trimmed you fit your gum line, so they are more comfortable and discreet. People may not even notice you’re wearing them.
Braces use brackets and wires that can be bulky and irritate the inside of your mouth. Invisalign aligners are thin and custom-designed to fit like a glove. They are also safe and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten.
Traditional braces are fixed to your teeth and require you to wear them 24/7. Invisalign aligners can be removed at any time for special occasions like job interviews and weddings. You can also remove them while eating, brushing, and flossing. However, you should wear your Invisalign aligner for 20-22 hours a day for best results.
What happens after your treatment?
After your treatment, your doctor will most likely recommend a retainer. Retainers can be worn at night and keep your teeth from moving into their previous position. Though, every case is different, so be sure to consult your dentist for more information after the completion of your treatment.
How to get started
To start an Invisalign treatment, contact Raleigh Comprehensive & Cosmetic Dentistry for more information. The professionals at Raleigh Comprehensive & Cosmetic Dentistry are experts in Invisalign and all aspects of dentistry, and Dr. Robert Williamson has earned the Preferred Provider designation by Invisalign. This means he has extensive clinical training and experience treating patients and can provide the highest quality care. If you are ready to start Invisalign or want to find out more, call today to schedule an appointment.