Our dentists in Edmonton explain what you can expect throughout and after Invisalign treatment, and how Invisalign can assist you in getting a straighter smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a course of custom-made clear aligners which can assist you in straightening your teeth without using traditional wire and metal braces.
Usually, you’ll wear each set of aligners for roughly two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. During this time, the aligners will make gradual, tiny adjustments to your teeth.
Your dentist will determine your specific requirements and decide the length of your treatment plan. You may remove your custom aligners during your treatment for drinking, eating, brushing and flossing. Below is a list of 5 ways your smile will change during the course of your treatment:
Improved Cleanliness During & After Treatment
Because Invisalign trays are removable, you may remove the trays when you are ready to brush and floss. Make sure you brush and floss all of your teeth thoroughly during treatment.
Your Invisalign clear aligners can also be cleaned - All you have to do is rinse them or clean them using the Invisalign cleaning crystals. This will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums while your teeth are being straightened.
Before starting your treatment, your teeth may be misaligned, crooked or gapped. Invisalign can assist you in treating any of these problems - individually or in combination.
Your results will vary based on your individual treatment plan, but overall, as long as you follow the prescribed treatment plan, you can expect to see straighter teeth when you look in the mirror after treatment with Invisalign.
Gaps between your teeth can also be reduced, and your bite could also improve. Regardless of the issues that were treated, you will likely discover that you enjoy sharing your new, straighter smile with everyone you see.
Better Dental Health
If you wear your Invisalign clear aligners properly and only remove them when you need to drink, eat, or clean your teeth, all of your teeth will get just the right amount of pressure for the right amount of time. The total number of aligners you’ll wear will depend on the nature of your misalignment. Long-term, you'll benefit from better dental health and healthier gums, due to straighter teeth.
No More Crowded or Misaligned Teeth
Crowded or misaligned teeth can impact your physical appearance and contribute to poor oral health. These misalignments can be helped with Invisalign. Sticking to the custom treatment plan your dentist will develop for you is the key to success.
Instead of moving all of your teeth at once, each phase of your treatment focuses on a few of your teeth at a time. It’s important to follow the plan your dentist prescribes and wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours everyday, no matter which issue is being treated. When following a successful treatment process your crowded or misaligned teeth should be straightened, and you'll be able to show off a straighter smile.
Increased Comfort Level
Because Invisalign clear aligners are made from smooth plastic, they can be quite comfortable to wear. Plus, thanks to the transparent plastic, the casual observer will be hard-pressed to see them as they discreetly straighten your teeth.