No matter what you do for a living, eating, laughing, and smiling are some of your favorite hobbies. However, you are unable to enjoy these activities to their fullest owing to the presence of misaligned teeth. Your teeth can now be fixed using Invisalign, an advanced orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners.
What is Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign is a sequence of removable, clear aligners that are custom-made for you. They gradually move your teeth over time to give you the smile you've always dreamed of. They are nearly invisible, so no one will notice you're wearing them unless you tell them.
Invisalign treatment differs from traditional braces in that it uses a series of clear, removable aligners instead of brackets and wires to gradually move teeth. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks, then replaced with the next set in the series until treatment is complete.
You’ll visit us at Rightway Dental about once every six weeks to make sure that your treatment is progressing smoothly. Total treatment time takes around 9 to 15 months, and the average number of Invisalign aligners worn during the treatment is between 18 to 30, but both vary from case to case.
How does it work?
During an initial consultation, a dentist or orthodontist will determine whether or not you are a candidate. If they confirm candidacy, digital images and impressions of the patient’s teeth are taken and sent to Align Technology, where the Invisalign system will be created. The number of aligners worn during treatment depends on the extent of movement needed for the patient’s smile. The average length of treatment is about one year; however, this varies from patient to patient.
Who is suitable for Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign is suitable for a wide age range, starting from late teens to adults. It is also suitable for those who have mild to moderate crowding of the teeth, spacing between the teeth, or rotated teeth.
- If you have missing teeth, Invisalign is not suitable because it relies on the stability of your natural teeth to be effective.
- If you have very severe crowding or spacing issues, your Invisalign treatment may require tooth extraction or even jaw surgery in order to create space to align your teeth.
Invisalign is a clear, removable treatment that uses a series of trays that are used over time to straighten teeth and align bites. Many people find these trays to be more attractive than brackets and wires. Most Invisalign users see dramatic results in just a few months. If you are looking for general dentistry near me, book an appointment with Dr. Tasha Ruiz at Rightway Dental today to see if Invisalign is the right choice for you!