Here, our Selkirk dental team described what you can expect before, during and after your orthodontic treatment using Invisalign and how it is able to help you achieve a straighter smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of customized clear aligners that can help to straighten your teeth without having to rely on traditional braces with their wires and brackets.
Typically, you’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. During that time, the aligners will make gradual, tiny adjustments to your teeth.
Your dentist will be able to determine your unique orthodontic needs as well as the necessary duration of your treatment plan. You will be able to remove your clear aligners during your treatment for flossing, brushing, eating and drinking. Here are 5ways that you may notice your smile changing during your Invisalign treatment:
Better Dental Health
As long as you properly wear your Invisalign clear aligners, only removing them to eat, drink and when cleaning your teeth, all of your teeth will have just the right amount of pressure applied to them for the precise amount of time they require. The number of aligners you will have to wear will depend, in part, on the nature of your misalignment. In the long-term, you will be able to benefit from your straighter teeth with both better dental health and healthier gums.
Improved Cleanliness During & After Treatment
Since the clear aligner trays from Invisalign are removable, you can take them out to do things like brush and floss. You will also have to make sure that you diligently brush and floss your teeth throughout your 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 you start your treatment, your teeth may be misaligned, gapped or crooked. Invisalign is able to treat these issues, either individually or in combination.
Your results will vary depending on your individual treatment plan, 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.
Invisalign treatment may also reduce gaps in your teeth and improve your vote. Regardless of the issues treated, you will likely find yourself able to enjoy sharing your new and straighter smile with everyone that you meet.
No More 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 will focus on a few of your teeth at one time. It's key that you follow the treatment plan your dentist prescribes and wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours eyer day, regardless of the issues being treated. After your treatment process is successful, your misaligned or crowded teeth should be much straighter and you can reveal your straighter smile.
Increased Comfort Level
Since Invisalign clear aligners are made from translucent and smooth plastic, they are often quite comfortable for patients. The casual observer will also be far less likely to see them as they starighten your teeth conveniently and discreetly.