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What is Invisalign and Clear Aligners?
If you’re looking for a clearer way to straighten your smile, you might be interested in utilizing Invisalign. These clear aligners help to correct a number of issues concerning crowding, misalignment and uneven spacing. The beauty about Invisalign is that it actually works quicker than traditional braces, so you can be out of your clear aligners in less than two years. Treatment is ideal for kids, teens and even adults who want straighter, more beautiful smiles.
Why would Invisalign and Clear Aligner treatment be necessary?
If your teeth are misaligned, it can be difficult to feel confident in your smile. You might avoid showing your teeth because you’re just not happy with the way that they look. Unfortunately, severe crowding and misalignment can even make it hard to keep your teeth clean. You might find it hard to floss between tight teeth and get into deep crevices with a brush.
What makes you a candidate for Invisalign and Clear Aligner treatment?
Most patients are good candidates for clear aligner treatment. Treatment is best for older children, teens and adults who can commit to wearing their clear aligners. These aligners should be worn for about 22 hours a day. They need to be taken out whenever you brush and floss your teeth or whenever you eat something.
What happens during the Invisalign and Clear Aligner process?
To begin the treatment process, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and mouth. We use these impressions to make your own custom clear aligner trays. You will be instructed on how to remove and replace the aligners throughout the day. They should be taken out only when eating and when brushing your teeth. You will then need to come back in after a couple of weeks to have a new set of aligners made for you. This process will repeat for about one to two years, depending on the length of your treatment.
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign and how it works, call our office today to speak with one of our trained professionals.