Braces are inevitable for some of us. But the main disadvantage of braces is how they affect your appearance, especially if you are an adult. Invisalign is the next best solution to braces.
If you want to avoid attention to your mouth while still in treatment, Invisalign is your solution. It is invisible, comfortable to wear, and are removable so that you can eat, drink, brush and floss as usual.
These removable aligners are custom made for your mouth using advanced computer imaging techniques. The aligners help in slowly reshaping your teeth and their alignment with your mouth. You are advised to change the set every two weeks till your dentist prescribes a final position.
Usually, Invisalign takes a year of proper wear to arrive at the desired results, but it may vary from situation to situation. You will need to visit the dentist on a frequent basis to record the progress and make necessary changes to the aligners. The number of aligners used in total may vary from 18 to 30.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign works by using a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that are designed to fit your teeth snugly. These aligners are changed out every few weeks to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position.
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is a good option for people with mild to moderate dental issues such as crooked or gapped teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. In some cases, severe dental issues may require traditional braces.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of Invisalign treatment depends on the complexity of your dental issues, but the average treatment time is around 12 to 18 months.
Can I eat anything I want with Invisalign?
You should remove your Invisalign aligners before eating, but you can eat whatever you like once they are removed. Just be sure to brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back in.
How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?
To clean your Invisalign aligners, simply rinse them with warm water and brush them gently with a toothbrush. You can also use a specialized Invisalign cleaning kit.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of your dental issues and where you live. However, it is generally comparable to the cost of traditional braces.