Teeth can be crooked for a variety of reasons. They may have been knocked out of alignment as a child, shifted after the braces process, or an individual could be genetically predisposed to having crooked teeth. Whatever the reason, Invisalign has various benefits to treating crooked teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and are worn every day (other than for activities such as flossing, eating, and brushing your teeth).
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign process begins with a consultation between you and your dentist. An impression of your teeth is taken and then sent to a lab, where the aligners are made.
After wearing the aligners, your teeth will start to shift for two weeks, and you will receive another set of aligners for the following two weeks each after that.
Your dentist will monitor your progress and give you new sets of aligners every few weeks until your teeth are straight.
In the beginning, Invisalign will fit tightly; however, as your teeth shift, the aligners will become looser. It’s important not to go against your dentist’s advice and keep on track with your treatment.
What to Keep in Mind When Wearing Invisalign
There are a few things you should keep in mind while wearing Invisalign:
- You must remove the aligners when eating and drinking anything other than water
- Do not chew on ice or hard candy
- Brush your teeth after every meal and floss
Following proper protocol when using Invisalign is vital for accurate results.
Benefits of Using Invisalign
When it comes to Invisalign, there are many benefits such as:
- You can remove the aligners to eat and drink anything other than water
- The movement of your teeth is more precise
- Maintaining good oral hygiene is more accessible than with traditional braces
- Your gums and teeth are not as irritated when using Invisalign
- Fewer office visits are required
Many patients decide to use Invisalign to correct their crooked teeth for these reasons. If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, please visit our website or give us a call today!
Get Started Today
Do you suffer from crooked teeth? Consult with Dr. Firouzi at the Center for Exceptional Dentistry to discuss your options. Visit our contact page here or call (412) 274-1126 today for more information. We are eager and ready to help!