Millions of people have used Invisalign clear aligners to straighten their teeth and improve their smiles. The treatment provides largely the same benefits as metal braces with virtually none of the inconvenience or restrictions. People use Invisalign to correct issues such as crooked teeth, excessive gaps, crowding, overbites and more. After treatment is complete, the patient will enjoy a beautifully corrected smile that they are proud to show off to others.
The reason that Invisalign aligners are so effective is because they are built from models of the patient’s teeth. This allows the aligners to work very quickly and provide the best possible results. In order for the desired results to be achieved, the aligner must be worn for about 22 hours per day. The current aligner is then replaced with a new one approximately every one to two weeks. This will slowly adjust the teeth into their desired position. The treatment will conclude once the teeth reach their finalized position.
Invisalign aligners provide many benefits over other teeth-straightening treatments. They can be taken out as needed, which allows the patient to eat and drink whatever they would like during treatment. The patient will also be able to clean their teeth normally, and they will not need to make any major adjustments to their oral hygiene. Invisalign aligners themselves are also easier to clean and maintain than metal braces. Since the aligners are transparent, it will be nearly impossible for others to tell that they are being worn. Patients who want a discreet treatment option will often request Invisalign aligners for this very reason. Invisalign aligners are also excellent for patients who play contact sports since they do not present the same injury risks as metal braces.
In order to determine if a patient can benefit from Invisalign, they will need to receive a consultation. We will thoroughly examine their teeth and check whether or not they can benefit from Invisalign treatment. Once a patient begins the treatment, they must be sure to wear their current aligner for at least 20-22 hours per day. Failing to do so could prevent the desired results from being achieved. Once the treatment is complete, it may be necessary for the patient to wear a retainer. This will help ensure that the teeth maintain their new positioning. Overall, using Invisalign aligners correctly can produce excellent results that can greatly improve the appearance of a person’s smile.
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, Invisalign clear aligners may be able to help you improve the look of your smile. A visit to Hilltop Dental Studio will allow our experts to determine if your teeth can benefit from Invisalign clear aligners. You may call us at (540) 317-1139 to schedule an appointment.