When you were younger, your parents may have taken you to an orthodontist, who at that time, said there were some minor problems, and braces could help correct, but they were not that serious. Based upon this feedback, your parents decided they were not going to invest in braces or the process to help straighten your teeth.
As you got older, you started noticing your teeth shifting and what seemed minor when you were a teen is now a major concern. Several of your front teeth are angled differently, and there are some others on the sides that are not even with your other teeth and stick out. Due to these problems, you are afraid to smile or have your picture taken.
You might have considered adult braces, but you do not want others to know you are straightening your teeth. Let alone, you really do not want to deal with the restrictions on the types of foods, worry about food getting stuck in the metal wires, and other such issues. Fortunately for you, Invisalign is a better option to get the straight teeth and beautiful smile you desire.
Invisalign requires wearing clear aligners over your teeth for a set period of time, based upon the results you desire. During an initial consultation with your dentist at our GLOJAS Dental clinic will determine if Invisalign is the best solution for you. Next, a mold of your teeth is taken to create your own unique aligners matched to your teeth.
In addition, special software is used to create each set of aligners you will wear throughout your treatment plan, as prescribed by your dentist. Typically, people wear one set of aligners for two weeks at a time and then replace them with a new set. Each set of aligners carefully moves your teeth into the desired positions in gradual, yet precise increments.
As such, each time you change to a new set, they are slightly different from the last, as your teeth start to realign and straighten. One of the main advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are not easily noticed by other people. Another benefit of this treatment is you are not limited by the types of foods you can eat.
You simply remove the aligners before consuming food. Then, before reinstalling the aligners you brush and floss your teeth. For most adult patients, the average treatment time can be around a year. However, it is important to remember each person’s situation can and does vary, based upon the severity of their case, and your actual treatment time is determined by your dentist.
For more information about Invisalign or to schedule an initial consultation, please feel free to call GLOJAS Dental Clinic.