Straighten Your Teeth With Invisalign

Straightening teeth with Invisalign typically takes about a year and a half for adults. Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces and fixes a wider range of dental issues, such as crooked teeth, gaps, and overlapping teeth.

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Clear Aligners

With the introduction of clear aligners, metal braces are no longer the only option to straighten misaligned teeth. While there are many different clear aligner brands, Invisalign is the original and still has a significant market share. Other popular brands include uLab, Spark and ClearCorrect.

With Invisalign, there are no wires or metal that can irritate the gums or cheeks like with traditional braces. Additionally, the lack of metal means that you won’t have to worry about a loose wire getting stuck in food or other debris irritating your mouth.

The treatment process with Invisalign is also much quicker than with metal braces. While there are several factors that influence the speed of your treatment (including if you have mild or severe issues), most patients will achieve their desired results within six months.

Unlike mail-order clear aligner companies, which require you to pay for your own x-rays, most Invisalign providers will give you the trays you need at no extra cost. In addition, if you have dental insurance that covers orthodontics, your plan may cover a portion of your Invisalign costs.

Comfortable

Unlike traditional braces that have wires and metal brackets, clear aligners are made of flexible, transparent plastic that is designed for a comfortable fit. While you might experience a little discomfort in your teeth or gums for the first few days or weeks, this is normal and will wear off quickly. It’s also normal to have a slight lisp as your tongue adjusts to the contact of your front teeth, but this should go away as you get used to wearing the aligners.

Using the 3D images5 taken by the iTero Element scanner, your doctor will create a customized treatment plan for you. This plan will account for every shift your teeth must make, so there’s no guesswork involved.

Invisalign is clinically proven to be more comfortable than other options for straightening teeth, including standard braces. However, if you don’t wear your aligners consistently, you won’t see the best results. Be sure to keep your aligners clean and avoid rinsing them in hot water, chewing on them or leaving them out for long periods of time, as this can cause them to warp.

Easy to Clean

Cleaning your aligners daily is important to keep them free of food particles, stains and bacteria. Without a proper cleaning routine, bacteria can build up in your mouth and lead to bad breath. This can also damage your teeth, so it is important to remove your aligners every morning and brush them before putting them back in.

It is best to use a toothbrush and non-alcoholic mouthwash when brushing your Invisalign trays. You should brush the outside and inside of your aligners, paying special attention to the areas where you have plaque and food stuck.

You can also soak your Invisalign trays in hydrogen peroxide. It has an abrasive quality that will not harm your aligners but can get rid of stains and bacteria effectively.

There are also effervescent cleaner tablets that you can buy specifically to clean your clear aligners. These are easy to use, and can be found in many pharmacies and grocery stores. However, you should avoid using any soaps with color in them, as this can stain your trays. Also, you should never boil your aligners as this can cause them to warp and destroy them.

No Brackets or Wires

Invisalign doesn’t use metal wires or brackets to straighten teeth like traditional braces do. Instead, clear aligners are worn every day (except when you’re eating or brushing) for 9 to 24 months while your teeth move into alignment.

Your orthodontist will create a custom treatment plan for your specific dental needs, which may include the use of attachments to help your teeth move more reliably and quickly. Attachments are small, hard to see, and fit comfortably under the aligners. They vary in number and shape (circular, square, or triangular) and are applied to a single tooth or group of teeth.

The plastic aligners apply pressure to the periodontal ligament or PDL, which tells the bone that the tooth needs to move. Without the help of an attachment to provide an undercut, however, a tooth cannot move down. If the plastic aligner is programmed to “tip” a pyramidal-shaped tooth that doesn’t have an undercut, the tooth will actually move UP with the aligner. This is why some patients choose to decline the use of attachments.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Invisalign is a great option for those who are not interested in a mouthful of metal braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners are nearly undetectable to the naked eye when they are on your teeth. They are also a more discreet alternative to ceramic braces.

Having straight teeth is not just good for your confidence; it’s better for your dental health as well. Crowded or misaligned teeth are harder to clean, and can lead to cavities and gum disease. Invisalign can help correct these issues, as well as close gaps and make teeth more even.

We use a 3D scanner to take impressions of your teeth and create a detailed treatment plan, outlining the gradual movements that will get you to your ideal smile. We then create custom-made Invisalign trays, which apply controlled forces to your teeth over time to guide them into their final position. We may also use SmartForce attachments, which act like handles to give your aligners something to grip onto as they shift. You wear the trays day and night, removing them only for eating, drinking, cleaning your teeth, and brushing.