Teens and adults of all ages are learning about the many advantages available when straightening teeth with Invisalign clear braces. In addition to improving your appearance, having straight teeth will prove to be valuable to your dental health. A consultation with your orthodontist will reveal the powerful reasons to choose Invisalign. The aligners are:
- Invisible: These braces are made with a transparent material that is strong enough to get the job done, but is virtually invisible.
- Removable: This is a remarkable advantage. The patient can continue to eat all the foods they love; simply remove the aligner for a snack or meal and replace when done. No food restrictions at all. Additionally, the aligners are removed for daily oral maintenance. Brushing and flossing can be completed without obstruction; and your dentist can thoroughly clean teeth every six months to keep teeth as healthy as possible throughout treatment.
- Comfortable: There are no wires or metal to abrade soft oral tissues.
Your orthodontist will begin by developing the aids that will allow the technicians at Invisalign to fabricate the series of aligners that will gently shift teeth to their correct occlusion over a designated period of time.
The series of aligners will be made using 3-D digital technology that advances the movement of teeth with each successive aligner. The aligners are to be updated every two weeks throughout treatment.
Each aligner will feel snug when first placed; over the next two weeks teeth will gently shift as designed. This process repeats until the malocclusion has been corrected.
Invisalign aligners are to be worn a minimum of twenty to twenty-two hours every day to achieve results in the time frame allotted. Your orthodontist will monitor your progress throughout treatment.
The final step of your teeth straightening journey is a retainer. This is a critically important part of treatment. The retainer looks much like one of the aligners, but it has been designed to hold teeth in their new location until they have a developed a memory that will keep them there. Wearing the retainer as directed is necessary for success.
At treatment completion the patient has received a smile makeover without inconvenience or dealing with the stigma of metal bands and brackets. Crooked or misshapen teeth are no longer present to harbour plaque that can lead to decay and gum disease.
To discover what options are available to you, contact us at McBride Orthodontics!