Invisalign Q & A
You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. With Invisalign, clear plastic aligners fitted over your teeth will align your teeth little by little over time.
You need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the ideal results, but the aligners are removable for teeth cleaning and easy eating. When you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.
Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:
- Invisibility, so people never see a mouthful of metal, they see your real teeth
- Comfort, so you don’t have to worry about your mouth getting cut up by pointy mental braces
- Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
- Timing, because Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques
Mild to moderate dental misalignments are no match for Invisalign. Invisalign can help correct issues, such as:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Relapse after braces
Dr. Chace also offers conventional braces as a treatment option and may recommend them if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is by scheduling an appointment with the team so they can help you decide which treatment option would be best for you.
Dr. Chace will start by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. To fully examine your teeth, Dr. Chace will need to either create a physical impression of them or digitally scan them into 3-D images. Using these, Dr. Chace will develop a precise treatment plan.
After this step, Dr. Chace will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. As you wear them, the aligners smoothly shift your teeth into perfect alignment. This process continues until your smile is just right.
Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call Gentle Dental Associates to talk to Dr. Chace about Invisalign.