Many patients consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth they’ve always wanted – without braces. A consultation with the team at Smileworx can determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. For more complex cases, you may need braces and further treatment to align your smile.
WHAT IS INVISALIGN?
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic appliance that uses a series of removable, and comfortable aligners that are near-invisible to the naked eye. To ensure the aligners fit seamlessly into your existing smile, the Smileworx Orthodontic specialists will scan your teeth and make impressions that will be sent to Invisalign headquarters. The professionals at the Invisalign headquarters will formulate a plan for your journey to a straighter alignment, and your aligners will be created promptly, up to two weeks!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN?
Not only are the aligners clear, but they are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Being removable, this makes brushing and flossing no problem, meaning your oral health should remain the same, if not improve, as you become more conscious of your oral health and keeping your pearly whites white!
The aligners are also comfortable with no metal, which is known to cause mouth abrasions during treatment and be extremely uncomfortable.
And no metal and wires usually mean you spend less time at your orthodontist’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete through state-of-the-art technology.
HOW DOES INVISALIGN WORK?
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week until they have straightened to the final position your doctor has prescribed. You’ll visit the Smileworx practice about once every six weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. The general total treatment time typically lasts nine to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both numbers will vary from case to case.
HOW DO I KNOW IF INVISALIGN IS FOR ME?
A consultation with the team at Smileworx will assist you in deciding if Invisalign is the correct option for you. If you need orthodontic treatment, options will be discussed during this consultation. Invisalign is a viable option for most teeth alignment cases and is often the first choice for teenagers and adults who are worried about the stigma associated with bulky, metal and wire braces.