Why Choosing Invisalign is the Best Decision for Straighter Teeth

Posted by OLD TOWN DENTISTRY May 27, 2023

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Do you dream of having a straighter, more confident smile? If so, there's never been a better time to consider Invisalign! This innovative orthodontic treatment offers numerous benefits over traditional braces, including greater comfort, convenience, and aesthetics. 

Introduction to Invisalign

Invisalign is an FDA-approved, clear aligner system that has been proven to be an effective way to straighten teeth. Unlike metal braces, which can be visible and uncomfortable, Invisalign is nearly invisible and much more comfortable to wear. In addition, Invisalign allows you to eat and drink whatever you want and brush and floss normally, making it easier to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Benefits of Choosing Invisalign

There are many benefits of choosing Invisalign over traditional braces, including the fact that they are virtually invisible. This means that you can feel confident about your appearance while you are straightening your teeth. Invisalign is also very comfortable to wear and does not require any special care or cleaning. You can also remove them for eating and drinking, which is not possible with traditional braces.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Each aligner is custom-made for your teeth and moves them just a little bit at a time. You'll wear each aligner for about two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series. 

The Invisalign system is virtually invisible, so most people won't even know you're wearing them. And because the aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem – you can remove the aligners to brush and floss as usual. 

You'll visit your dentist every four to six weeks to make sure your treatment is progressing as planned. And once your treatment is complete, you'll have a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime!

The Process of Getting Invisalign

The Invisalign process begins with a consultation with your orthodontist to discuss whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you. If you decide to proceed with treatment, your orthodontist will take digital scans or dental impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign. Using these images, Invisalign will create a custom treatment plan for you that includes a series of clear, plastic aligners.

You will wear each aligner in the series for about two weeks before progressing to the next one in the series. As you move through the aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into their desired positions. You will need to visit your dentist periodically throughout treatment so they can monitor your progress and ensure that everything is going according to plan.

Invisalign treatment typically takes 9-18 months to complete, depending on the severity of your dental misalignment. Once treatment is finished and your teeth are in their new, straight position, you'll need to wear a retainer to keep them in place. With proper care and maintenance, Invisalign can give you a beautiful, straighter smile that you'll be proud to show off!

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

Assuming you've already made the decision to go with Invisalign to straighten your teeth, congratulations! You're on your way to having a beautiful smile. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your Invisalign aligners and treatment: 

  • First and foremost, brush and floss your teeth before putting in your aligners. This will help ensure that food particles don't get trapped between your teeth and aligners, which can lead to cavities or other dental problems. 
  • Try to avoid eating hard or sticky foods while you're wearing your aligners. These can damage the aligners or cause them to become dislodged. If you do eat something that's hard or sticky, be sure to brush and floss afterward. 
  • When you're not wearing your aligners, store them in case they come in. This will help keep them clean and protected from damage. 
  • Every two weeks or so, it's a good idea to soak your aligners in denture cleaner overnight. This will help remove any plaque or bacteria that has built up on them. 
  • Be sure to schedule regular checkups with your dentist or orthodontist throughout treatment. They'll be able to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your aligners.

If you have any questions about Invisalign or want to schedule an appointment, call Old Town Dentistry today at (703) 683-0800.

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