Invisalign is an orthodontics treatment that straightens crooked teeth and shifts them into a desirable position using a series of clear aligners. The removable aligners fit over the entire surface of your teeth to move them without pain, brackets, or wires. They fit comfortably over your teeth and aren’t very noticeable.
The many benefits you can expect with Invisalign treatment include teeth that are:
Because the aligners are smooth, they don’t irritate your mouth. They are simple to remove and place back in your mouth.
Dr. Kumar will work with you to find a doctor who can determine whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign after discussing your oral health history and desired outcome.
When your Invisalign aligners are ready, you can wear them 20-22 hours daily for one to two weeks. Then, you switch to the next set of aligners in your series until you complete treatment. On average, Invisalign treatment takes about 12-18 months, but every patient is different.
Keep your aligners clean by brushing them with toothpaste and a toothbrush or using an Invisalign cleaning system. Rinse the aligners with water, but don’t use hot water as it may warp the plastic.
After completing Invisalign treatment, you can enjoy your new, beautiful smile. Your doctor may recommend you wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new alignment long term. Practice good at-home oral hygiene by brushing your teeth after meals and flossing daily. See Dr. Kumar and her staff every six months for dental check-ups and professional cleanings.
To learn more about Invisalign and find out if it’s right for you, call the Aqua Dentistry office or use the online scheduler today.