A while back, traditional braces were the only options to straighten teeth. But thanks to technological advancement, you can now straighten your teeth without the hassle of conventional braces. Adults and older teens can align their smiles with the Invisalign system from Taylor Dental Care. The treatment is subtle, comfortable, and effective when used as directed.
Like traditional braces, clear teeth aligners are versatile enough to treat several orthodontic issues. Invisalign can correct numerous challenges, including:
While Invisalign can correct various dental challenges, it isn’t ideal for everyone. First, if you have severely misaligned teeth, you need the help of other orthodontic solutions. Secondly, patients with cavities and gum disease need to address these issues first before embarking on Invisalign treatment.
Odds are, you have heard about Invisalign, but you have never understood how the system works. Like traditional braces, Invisalign works by applying controlled pressure on the teeth to move them into the intended position. But instead of using metallic wires and brackets, Invisalign uses custom-made, clear braces to move your teeth into alignment.
But how are clear braces made? Good question. Unlike other clear aligners, for Invisalign, you have to undergo the treatment through a specialist, either a dentist or orthodontist. For patients visiting Drs. Glenn and Michelle Taylor for Invisalign treatment, the first step is to evaluate whether you are a perfect candidate for Invisalign.
If we establish that Invisalign is right for you, we take digital impressions of your smile to fabricate custom-made aligners. Each aligner corresponds to a specific phase of your treatment process. So, you will wear each set for about two weeks before moving on to the next set that moves your teeth one step closer to perfection.
While clear braces are removable, it doesn’t mean you have the luxury to wear them whenever you want. To shorten your treatment period, you should wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours a day. Only remove your braces when eating or cleaning your teeth.
The average treatment period for Invisalign is 18 months, but some patients see results after a few months. It all depends on the severity of the orthodontic challenges and compliance with the treatment.
Why are adults and older teens falling in love with Invisalign? The secret is in the benefits of clear braces over traditional braces. Patients like Invisalign because it’s: