A beautiful smile with straight teeth is something that even teenagers would enjoy. It’s hard to be comfortable with the idea of wearing traditional wire braces and brackets for two years to get straighter teeth. Teenagers hate braces. This makes it difficult to accept a two-year commitment to wearing traditional braces and wires to straighten their teeth. Rather, they choose the Invisalign aligners to align their teeth.
Traditional braces are not practical for working adults. There is an alternative to traditional braces to straighten teeth. Invisalign, an orthodontic treatment, uses a series of clear, removable aligners. These aligners adjust to your teeth and move them over time by applying slow pressure. The aligners can be removed so you can continue to eat, brush and clean your teeth as usual.
Overview of Invisalign Aligners
The Invisalign lab will custom make your aligners based on your teeth impressions and treatment plan. Invisalign aligners are BPA-free, unlike metal braces that can irritate your cheeks and gums. The aligners can be worn during the day or at night while you sleep. You can remove the aligners for as long as you want, up to two hours a day. You can remove the aligners when you’re eating, brushing your teeth, or getting ready to say your vows. By gently wearing the aligners, your teeth will gradually move into a straighter, healthier position. Best of all, aligners are nearly invisible, so people won’t notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
The Process of Installing Invisalign
Make sure you find a dentist who is certified in Invisalign treatment. Your certified Invisalign dentist will conduct a consultation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for treatment. For complex cases, traditional orthodontics may still be recommended. Your dentist will help you decide if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign dentists take impressions of your teeth to create a 3D digital image of your bite. Your dentist will use these images to create a detailed treatment plan. This digital representation will help you visualize what your teeth will look like during each stage of treatment. You will then be able to order your custom-made aligners to begin treatment.
The Need to Change the Invisalign Aligners
You will wear a new set every two weeks. This will allow you to move on to the next phase of your treatment. Unlike traditional braces, which only show the end result, aligners can be seen throughout the process. You will see how close you are to your desired straight, healthy smile. Invisalign patients are often led to believe that they need to keep regular dental appointments. There is a no bigger mistake. It is recommended that you visit your dentist every six weeks for a checkup.
The Duration of Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign treatment for adults usually lasts about a year. For teenagers, treatment lasts about a year as it does for adults. However, it is not as painful and lasts twice as long. Your teen will see progress more quickly because the brackets and wires don’t cover their teeth. This will encourage them to continue. Their share of the responsibility is yours. Invisalign aligners must be worn 22 hours a day for best results. If you wear your aligners for less than 22 hours a day, you may lose your success rate.