The Invisalign® system brings one of the most popular orthodontic solutions we have around for correcting crooked or misaligned teeth. Many people are opting for this system over traditional braces. People who wear traditional metal braces say that they are pretty visible and uncomfortable. If you are not confident wearing traditional braces, Invisalign presents a better choice. Invisalign is efficient and delivers good results in aligning your bite. Our dentist at Michelle Hedgecock, DDS will help you get the best orthodontia for correcting your bite.
What Is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system comprises clear tray aligners worn to align teeth and enhance your smile appearance. The trays are constructed with a special material comprising a blend of plastic. The material is tough enough to create the pressure and force needed to align and move the teeth gradually into the desired position. Since the trays are clear and invisible, they do not appear conspicuously compared to metal braces.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign offers many benefits the most obvious being that they bring your misaligned teeth into alignment and improve the smile. Although metal braces do the same job of aligning the teeth, Invisalign seems to be unmatched. That being said, there are situations where metal braces may perform better than Invisalign. Many people seeking to avoid metal braces would opt for Invisalign. Additionally, clear aligners are removable, meaning they promote easier oral hygiene. You can remove the trays whenever you want to brush and floss your teeth. Moreover, because Invisalign trays, closing the spaces between misaligned teeth ensures there are no areas where food and debris may lodge. This helps protect the health of your bite.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Before receiving an Invisalign system, our dentist will screen you for candidacy. The dentist then makes a dental impression of the mouth. An intraoral digital scan of the mouth may also be taken. The details from the impression can help create a 3D model of the teeth. The dentist uses a 3D program to move the teeth to the desired place. Alterations are made and then the aligners are fabricated.
Thereafter, our dentist introduces a treatment that you have to follow in order to get the best results. When you wear clear aligners or trays, they gradually move the teeth, shifting them to the right positions. You have to wear the aligners always except when eating or brushing and flossing. The treatment may take anywhere from nine to 15 months. However, the period of attaining results varies from one individual to another, and the severity of the misalignment. To ensure successful treatment, you should wear the trays as prescribed by the dentist, often not less than 22 hours a day.
When using the Invisalign system, you will not have to change your oral hygiene significantly. However, you need to remove the trays while eating. Also, you must clean them before placing them back in your mouth. Make sure you clean the aligners by soaking them in an antibacterial solution. This way, you eliminate plaque and bacteria lodged in them. Come see us at Michelle Hedgecock, DDS to get your Invisalign system. Call us today at (512) 501-2385 to book an appointment.