Your smile is your calling card to the world. It opens doors of opportunity and breaks the ice. It is one of your most memorable features. If you are hiding your smile because of orthodontic concerns, it is time to take action. Whether you suffer from overcrowding, too much space or an issue with your bite, you can get a perfect smile with a little help from Invisalign®. Discover how Invisalign® can change your life and make you flash those pearly whites all the time.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an alternative to braces that is growing in popularity. Teens and adults opt for Invisalign® because it is convenient and is practically invisible. Clear aligners are tailored for you with 3D imaging. They consist of clear, thermal plastic, and they are removable. You will not have to deal with metal brackets and wires that can irritate your mouth. People will hardly notice your aligners unless you point them out. They need to be worn at least 22 hours a day to be most effective. However, you can remove them when you have a particular function, if you are involved in contact sports, and when you are eating. You can take better care of your teeth when you remove your aligners as well.
How Effective is Invisalign®?
Each case is individual. Most patients can be treated with Invisalign® for orthodontic issues, although some people will be advised to try other options. If Invisalign® is right for you, you can expect your treatment to take about the same amount of time as traditional braces. Most patients see effective results in 18 months to two years. Your aligners are replaced in two-week cycles, gently shifting your teeth into the proper position.
How Should I Care for Invisalign® Aligners?
While you should remove your Invisalign® aligners while you are eating, you can keep them to make your aligners work harder for you. Stay away from chewy foods or gum with your aligners in or you could damage them. If you drink tea, coffee, or drinks with dyes, you should remove your Invisalign® aligners to avoid staining. You should brush your teeth and clean your aligners after every meal. You can use toothpaste and cold water on your aligners. Take care to keep your aligners away from anything that is hot. Otherwise, they could become damaged.
Find Out How Invisalign® Can Help You
To find out if Invisalign® is an effective form of treatment for you, contact Dr. Jamie Elizabeth Sands and make an appointment. Doctor Sands can provide a thorough evaluation, and then you can discuss your treatment options.