Straightening your teeth can have several positive impacts on the appearance and function of your smile. In addition to boosting your self-esteem, straightening your smile makes it easier to chew and clean your teeth, reducing your risk of cavities.
Invisalign is an innovative way to straighten your teeth without the need for metal braces. It is highly versatile and treats alignment issues like crowded teeth, gaps, open bites, underbites, and overbites.
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gradually shift the alignment of your teeth. Each aligner differs slightly as you get closer to your smile goal. Invisalign aligners are made from a durable and flexible plastic material that fits snugly and comfortably over your teeth.
The aligners are virtually invisible and easily removable for eating, brushing, flossing, or even special events. No metal brackets or wires means your aligners won’t irritate your mouth or gums.
Invisalign is appropriate for a wide range of alignment issues. During your first visit, Dr. Albelais performs a thorough evaluation to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
If he finds issues like tooth decay or gum disease during your evaluation, you’ll need treatment before getting Invisalign.
After your evaluation, Dr. Albelais works with you to develop a personalized digital treatment plan. The number of aligners and length of treatment depends on your smile. On average, Invisalign treatment can take up to 22 months.
Your clear aligners require daily maintenance like brushing, rinsing, and removing debris. They can stain from foods like blueberries and pasta sauce, so it’s important to brush your teeth after every meal. You should never use hot water to clean your aligners as this can warp the plastic.
Invisalign aligners are discreet, comfortable, and effective. They’re appropriate for both teens and adults and allow you to straighten your smile without the hassle of traditional braces.
To learn more about Invisalign treatment, book an appointment at Albelais Dental Corporation by phone or request one online today.