Have you ever been self-conscious about your smile? Do you feel like you cannot show your teeth in public because they are not “perfect”? Invisalign may be the solution for you! It is a great way to get your smile looking amazing without going through the hassle of traditional braces. A complimentary consultation with our doctor can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are correct for you.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a dental treatment that uses a series of clear aligners to straighten your teeth. These are removable and comfortable, allowing you to smile more during and after treatment. Invisalign aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and have proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada have been certified to administer Invisalign treatment, and The Center For Exceptional Dentistry is one of them.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is becoming more and more popular as people see the significant advantages. The simple fact that they can be an alternative to braces is enough to make them great. Some of their benefits include the following:
- You can brush and floss
- No metal or wires
- Straightens teeth
These factors give you peace of mind knowing that you can eat and drink whatever you want while in treatment. Invisalign is much more comfortable than the traditional braces, and you will not have to deal with all of the metals and wires that go into it. Enjoy Invisalign as it allows you to spend less time in your doctor’s office and allows you to view your virtual treatment plan when you start. This will allow you to see how your teeth look when your treatment is complete.
The Process of Invisalign
Do not worry; this is not the same procedure you had with braces. To start, you will need to visit your doctor for an exam and x-rays to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign. The doctor will create a treatment plan that fits your specific needs and goals if you are. the process will go as follows:
- You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks
- Remove them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- Every time your aligner is replaced, your teeth will move a little.
- Over the weeks, your teeth will have straightened into their final positions.
After this occurs, you will visit your doctor about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment progresses as planned. Total treatment time may take anywhere from nine to fifteen months. The average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary depending on your situation.
Get Your Treatment Today
Are you considering Invisalign? Consult with Dr. Firouzi at the Center for Exceptional Dentistry to discuss your options. Call us today at (412) 274-1126 for more information. We are looking forward to helping you!