Invisalign

There are many advantages in using Invisalign braces system, including faster treatment, significantly reduced discomfort in comparison with other methods, and the ability to remove the aligners for proper brushing and flossing. Whether you have an open bite, gap teeth or an overbite, Invisalign provides a great solution to those who want a moder way of straighten out their teeth.

How is the Invisalign process?

The Invisalign process works slightly differently to traditional teeth straightening treatments.

First, your orthodontist will take impressions of your teeth, and these impressions are used to create your Invisalign aligners. After your digital scans/impressions has been taken, you will be given your aligners.

The Invisalign system uses these clear aligners to slowly push teeth back into their natural positions.

Each of your Invisalign sets (or trays) will be switched out for a new set every two weeks (or so advised by your orthodontist).

You will have to return to visit your orthodontist or dentist every 4-6 weeks to ensure your Invisalign treatment is working. If patients adhere to wearing their aligners for the recommended 22 hours a day, they will see faster results.

Additionally, one of the biggest bonuses that comes with Invisalign is that they’re comfortable to wear and removable.

An appointment to get Invisalign will first start with conventional impressions or digital scans of your teeth.

The scanners are quite expensive, so some dentists may send you off to a lab instead of doing it in their office.

Be aware: the process of getting conventional impressions with putty can be uncomfortable, and you might gag a bit.

Remember to breathe through your nose, breathe slowly, and distract yourself with a podcast, song, or video on your phone.

The impressions or scans are then sent to Invisalign, where a 3D model of your teeth as they are and your teeth as your service provider hopes they will be is made.

Once you and your dentist have approved the model, the aligners are made and sent to your dentist’s office, so you can begin using them.

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