Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that allows people to receive the same orthodontic benefits as traditional braces without the need for metal brackets and wires. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-fitted to your teeth and designed to gradually and gently move your teeth into the desired position. This advanced treatment option is growing in popularity for its many benefits, including being nearly invisible and comfortable to wear. If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, here’s what you should know about the process.
The first step of the Invisalign process is to visit your dentist or orthodontist for a consultation. During this consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your treatment goals with you. If Invisalign is the right treatment option for you, they will take digital impressions of your teeth and use them to create a customized treatment plan.
Once your treatment plan is finalized, your dentist will order your custom-made Invisalign aligners. When your aligners arrive, you’ll visit your dentist again to have them fitted. After they’re fitted, you’ll be instructed on how to properly care for them and wear them.
During your Invisalign treatment, you’ll need to visit your dentist or orthodontist every four to six weeks. These appointments are important to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned and that your aligners are fitting correctly.
You’ll also need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. You’ll need to take them out only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. It’s important to remember to brush and floss after every meal and snack to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Once your treatment is complete, you’ll need to wear a retainer to help your teeth stay in their new positions. Depending on your treatment plan, you may need to wear your retainer full-time or only at night.
Invisalign treatment typically takes 12 to 18 months to complete, and the results are worth the wait. Thanks to its comfortable fit and nearly invisible appearance, Invisalign is a great option for adults and teens looking to improve their smiles without the hassle of traditional braces.
The Popularity of Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign treatment is quickly becoming one of the most popular orthodontic treatments available. Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible. This makes it an ideal choice for those who are looking for a more discreet way to straighten their teeth.
Invisalign has many advantages over traditional metal braces. One of the biggest advantages is that Invisalign aligners are removable. This means that patients can eat and drink whatever they want, and also brush and floss their teeth as normal. This is a huge benefit compared to traditional metal braces, which require patients to avoid certain foods and brush and floss around the brackets and wires.
Invisalign also makes use of advanced 3D imaging technology. This allows the orthodontist to plan out the treatment in advance and to make sure that the aligners fit perfectly. The 3D imaging also allows the orthodontist to make real-time adjustments to the treatment plan. This ensures that the treatment is as accurate and effective as possible.
In addition to being more discreet and comfortable than metal braces, Invisalign treatment also tends to be quicker. Most patients can expect to complete their treatment in 12 to 18 months, compared to the two to three years that metal braces typically require.
The popularity of Invisalign treatment is only increasing as more people learn about the many benefits that it offers. For those looking for a quick and discreet way to straighten their teeth, Invisalign is an ideal choice.
To learn more about Invisalign treatment and ask your questions, give us a call at 248-650-2440 or visit our dental clinic.
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