Your initial Invisalign appointment will consist of our dentist performing a dental exam to evaluate your oral health. Following this process, we will begin taking impressions of your teeth. With Invisalign, our dentist will be able to show you virtual results along with a treatment plan so that you can see what your new smile will look like once the treatment is complete. No more relying on your imagination!
Throughout your treatment, the Invisalign aligners will need to be exchanged roughly every two weeks. Constant replacement is necessary as your teeth are gradually changing positions. Only certain teeth will move each time an aligner is exchanged, and these movements are based solely on the plan designed by our dentist at the beginning of your treatment.
The treatment time of Invisalign varies with each patient, but the average timeframe is between 12 and 15 months. For exceptional results, the aligners should be worn the majority of the day.
Invisalign Is Easy to Remove
While traditional braces are not easily detachable, your Invisalign aligners can be removed at any given moment.
Invisalign aligners are made from transparent, medical grade plastic material that's easy to clean. Since the aligners are custom-made, you can avoid the discomfort of metal braces that are notorious for rubbing against gums and the inside of cheeks.
No Harmful Toxins
Invisalign aligners are composed of BPA-free plastic, which doesn't contain dangerous toxins that can be released during treatment.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to remove, so when you want to eat, drink, brush or floss, you can do so without any hassle. Simply brush or rinse the aligners upon removal and before reinserting them.
The Right Candidate
The Invisalign treatment is not suitable for children or individuals with severe alignment or dental problems. Ask our dentist if the Invisalign treatment is right for you.
Retainer After Treatment
Our dentist will suggest following up your Invisalign treatment with a retainer. This device will prevent your teeth from moving back to their original alignment.
If you want a discreet, convenient way to achieve a beautifully straight smile, then our Invisalign treatment at Affordable Dentistry Today in may be right for you! Our dentist can evaluate your smile to determine if this alignment method suits your needs. Simply call our dental office today at 309-661-0197 to learn more.