It is no secret that straight, well-aligned teeth are an important part of a great smile. Unfortunately, the inconvenience and discomfort often associated with traditional metal braces can keep some people from wanting to straighten their teeth. For these patients, Invisalign could be the perfect solution. Lifestyle Dentistry is pleased to offer this clear, plastic and virtually invisible way to straighten teeth and help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
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What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of soft plastic clear aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth to straighten your smile gradually and gently over time into the position your dentist has outlined for you. Customized to your teeth using precise calculations and measurements, you can rest assured the final result will be a smile that truly fits you! There are no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth, and they are virtually invisible to anyone else! Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your aligner during your oral hygiene routines and while eating your favorite meals. Brushing and flossing is not complicated, and you do not have to give up any of the foods you love.
How long will Invisalign Treatment Take?
While treatment time varies from patient to patient, and your dentist will determine what is best for you, general treatment time is between 9-15 months. Each set of aligner trays is worn for approximately 2 weeks before being changed out to the next aligners in the series. You will see your dentist every 4-6 weeks to check on your progress. For best results, aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day for the full duration of treatment, allowing up to 2 hours per day to remove for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
The Perfect Alternative to Traditional Braces
Invisalign for Teens
Lifestyle Dentistry appreciates that teens already have enough on their plate without having to feel anxious over their smiles. Invisalign is the perfect solution! With Invisalign, teens can get the beautiful, healthy aligned smile they deserve, without any brackets and wires. Aside from effectively straightening smiles, Invisalign has several advantages over traditional braces. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, there is no banned foods list! Your teen will be free to enjoy all their favorite treats without worrying that it could compromise their orthodontic treatment, and they can brush and floss normally instead of having to clean around all that hardware. As an added advantage for parents, each Invisalign teen aligner has a blue indicator that fades over time if your teen is wearing them as often as directed, so you can make sure they are staying on track with their treatment!
Invisalign is an orthodontic solution for patients with dental crowding or other alignment problems who prefer a different approach to the traditional brackets and wires.
Average treatment time ranges from 9 to 18 months, but the length of your treatment will depend on the severity of the alignment problems being corrected, as well as the diligence of the patient in wearing their aligners as directed.
For the first few days of each stage of your Invisalign treatment, you may feel minor discomfort as your teeth get used to the added pressure. This is perfectly normal and a sign that the aligners are doing their job.
Most Invisalign patients experience very little difficulty with speaking clearly while wearing their aligners, but there will likely be an adjustment period as you get used to having them in your mouth.
To clean your aligners, brush, and rinse them in lukewarm water and use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. Make sure you are also brushing and flossing after each meal before you re-insert your aligners.
Invisalign is an excellent choice for your orthodontic treatment. It is a trusted brand in invisible aligners, and you will love the freedom of being able to take your aligners out to eat and brush your teeth. You can even view your virtual treatment plan before beginning and get a preview of what your smile will look like at the end!
Invisalign aligners are specially designed to fit your teeth. While they do exert pressure to move your teeth into their ideal positions, they are comfortable to wear and easy to remove and put in.
You should wear your aligners at all times during your treatment, except during meals and snacks and while brushing and flossing your teeth. Wearing them less often will delay your results.
One of the best advantages of Invisalign over traditional wire braces is that there is no banned foods list! As long as you are brushing and flossing before putting your aligners back in, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without compromising your orthodontic treatment!
Gum can stick to your aligners, so it is not a good idea to chew it while your aligners are in. Take your aligners out for all meals and snacks.
We discourage smoking during Invisalign treatment, as it can stain and discolor the aligners, as well as put you at risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
Retainers are crucial at the end of any orthodontic treatment, whether you are using Invisalign or traditional wire braces, because it takes time for teeth to get used to their new positions. Make sure to wear your retainers as directed.