Do you want your teeth to be straighter? Are you worried that metal braces are difficult to clean around? If so, consider Invisalign!
Invisalign is a type orthodontic treatment that uses clear “aligners,” or custom-fitted trays to move teeth over time. A course of Invisalign treatment involves a series of trays, each one moving the teeth little by little until the desired outcome is reached.
What's needed to start Invisalign?
Your teeth should be in stable condition before Invisalign begins. If you are new to our office, the process begins with a comprehensive checkup. The dentist will check your teeth for cavities, gum disease, and any other issues that need to be resolved beforehand. Next comes record-taking, which include impressions (moulds) of your teeth and photographs.
Can everyone get Invisalign?
Invisalign suitability is determined on a case-by-case basis. Once your records are analyzed, and the dentist determines that you are a candidate, your Invisalign treatment plan is reviewed with you prior to starting treatment.
What are some differences between Invisalign and braces?
Unlike braces, Invisalign trays can be taken out when you eat, floss, and brush, making it easier to keep your teeth clean. (Having said this, trays should be left on for over 22 hours a day for them to work properly.) Another difference is that Invisalign trays are made of a clear material, which is a more discreet and aesthetic way of correcting misaligned teeth compared to braces.
If you would like to learn if Invisalign is right for you, contact us to book an appointment today!