April 12, 2017
Not only is a beautiful smile physically appealing but it contributes to healthy gums and teeth as well. When teeth are positioned properly it enables you to easily clean your gums and teeth. This ensures that your oral health is maintained.
If you have been considering getting your teeth straightened, then one of the most convenient options that you can get is Invisalign to provide you with a comfortable treatment experience and great smile.
Invisalign uses smooth plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are custom made to specifically fit your teeth. You wear the aligners over your teeth and they can be removed when you are brushing your teeth or eating. Aligners are clear in color so they aren’t noticeable and you can go through treatment comfortably without others being aware of it.
Finding a Qualified Invisalign Provider
Contact Hidden Smiles Orthodontics – an experienced and qualified Invisalign provider – if you are considering Invisalign as an option for straightening your teeth. Please be aware that not all dentists have been trained to provide the service. Also, even if they have received training, a dentist won’t have the same degree of training when it comes to properly straightening teeth as an orthodontist does. You should very carefully consider this.
The Invisalign Process
First an orthodontist will examine you to determine whether or not Invisalign is appropriate for treating your condition. If your situation is suited to Invisalign, then the orthodontist takes pictures, impressions and x-rays of your teeth. Those items are used for creating 3D images of your teeth. A treatment plan is then created by your orthodontist based on the images. You can also look at these 3D images to understand how your treatment will be progressing from the beginning to the end.
Receiving Your Clear Aligners
After your treatment plan has been implemented, your aligners are made and then once they are done your orthodontist will inform you. You will be provided with your first set of aligners and you will need to wear them for around two weeks. You should wear your aligners all the time except when you are eating or brushing your teeth.
After the first two weeks are over, you will then wear a new set of aligners. You may be provided with as many as three sets of aligners by your orthodontist. These will take you to around the six week mark. Then you will go in for an appointment and the orthodontist will check to see how your treatment has progressed and will get you your next sets of aligners.
Caring For Your Invisible Braces
You can clean your aligners quite easily by gently brushing them and then using lukewarm water to rinse them off. There is also a cleaning kit specifically made for Invisalign that you can use. When you are eating you will need to remove your aligners. That means it isn’t necessary for you to stop eating any types of foods. It is important for you to thoroughly brush your teeth and floss them on a daily basis in order to ensure that you maintain your oral health throughout your treatment process.
If you participate in sports, be sure to wear a mouthguard so that your aligners and teeth are protected. Your orthodontist can provide you with a mouthguard.
For the modern patient Invisalign is definitely the treatment of choice. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign clear braces then call Hidden Smiles today. We’ll even show you how you can get your teeth straightened with them in half the time!