Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for your mouth to shift your teeth into their ideal positions gradually. These nearly invisible, removable aligners are molded to fit over your teeth and straighten them over time. The trays are relatively comfortable and can be removed to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Because they are removable, you can take them out for special occasions such as weddings or business meetings. You will need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours daily for effective treatment. Visit our orthodontist at Carroll Orthodontics, every six weeks to check your treatment progress and receive new sets of aligners.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The process for creating an aligner is simple. An orthodontist takes digital impressions of your teeth and sends them to a lab, where a 3-D model is created and used to plan each step of the treatment process. A treatment plan is mapped out with the custom aligners in mind. Once your custom-made aligners are ready, you will return to the Orthodontist’s office to pick them up and wear them. Each set of aligners should be worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next set in the series. Over time, patients begin to see changes in the alignment of their teeth until they reach the predetermined goal. Patients then celebrate their beautiful, straight smiles!
Maintaining good oral hygiene while wearing the aligners is essential to avoid problems like decay and staining. Patients should brush and floss regularly and clean their aligners with warm water and a cleaning device. Avoiding sugary foods and beverages is essential to keep teeth healthy throughout treatment.
The Benefits Of Invisalign
Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular for orthodontic treatment among teens and adults. A significant benefit of Invisalign is its convenience. The trays are nearly invisible, so no one has to know the patient is having orthodontic treatment unless the patient chooses to share that information. Invisalign is also more comfortable than traditional orthodontic care because the aligners are made of smooth plastic instead of sharp wires and brackets that can irritate the mouth's soft tissues. Invisalign can be removed for eating, drinking, flossing, and cleaning. This makes it easier to maintain a healthy oral routine during treatment. And because they can be removed, patients don’t have to worry about spending time in the orthodontist’s office having them adjusted. The aligners are swapped out for the next set in the series every few weeks as treatment progresses. This makes Invisalign a more convenient option for busy adults who want to straighten their teeth without disrupting their busy schedules.
Get in touch with Carroll Orthodontics at one of our locations, 1116 W Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840, or 3920 US Hwy 93, Stevensville, MT 59870, or call (406) 363-2200 to learn more about this orthodontic treatment method.