When most people think about correcting their teeth, they think about the braces that everyone had in middle school. For many, this is a scary thought as an adult and not the cool thing you once thought it was. Luckily, there have been many changes in how your teeth and smile can be altered. One of the most popular options is Invisalign.
Invisalign are clear aligners that are made specifically for you. Aligners are created to shift your teeth, horizontally, vertically, and rotating them. Through a series of aligners, which are changed periodically, the process of moving your teeth into the wanted position is completed. The exact treatment plan should be determined by your doctor.
There are many reasons why people choose Invisalign. Some of these include:
• They are almost invisible
• They are easy to remove, such as when you’re eating
• Easier to floss and brush teeth than with traditional braces
• Faster results than braces
• Don’t bother your gums and cheeks like braces
What is the Process?
The process of Invisalign treatment is very straightforward and easy to understand – you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
The first step is to visit your dentist, who will evaluate your individual needs and determine if Invisalign is the best fit for you.
If it is determined that Invisalign is best for you, step 2 will involve the dentist will go more in-depth to develop a treatment plan. Using a scanner or by making impressions of your teeth, the dentist will get a better view of your teeth and will be able to chart the movements your teeth will need to make, how long the process will last, and what your final smile will look like.
The third step will be the creation of your aligners. It is recommended that you wear them 20-22 hours a day, taking them out to eat, brush and floss, etc.
The fourth step is a longer process, focusing more on the progress of your treatment and includes regular visits to your dentist, usually about every six weeks.
Westermeier Martin Dental Care is experienced in Invisalign treatment. Contact us today if you want to create a better smile!