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Invisalign® and How it Can Help Fix Your Smile
More people are switching to Invisalign aligners when it comes to straightening their teeth. They provide an effective way to fix problems with the teeth discreetly. This is important for people who do not want to call attention to the fact that they are straightening their teeth.
How Invisalign can be used to fix your smile
Invisalign aligners are made from a clear plastic material that is customized for each patient. It is designed to fit tightly over their teeth, which allows them to gradually move the teeth into the desired position.
When a patient goes in for their consultation, the dentist will make a 3D impression of their teeth. Then they show the patient how the Invisalign aligners will move their teeth into the desired position. Once the treatment plan has been agreed upon, the dentist will send the 3D impression to a dental laboratory, where the Invisalign aligners will be made.
When the aligners are ready, the dentist will have the patient come and pick them up and explain how the aligners should be used.
How do the Invisalign aligners work?
When the patient and dentist are going over the treatment plan, the dentist will determine how many aligners will be needed to move the teeth into the desired position, and order the corresponding number of aligners to be made.
Each aligner is designed to move the teeth from one point to the next. They should be worn for two weeks before being discarded for the next aligner in the tray. The patient will continue to switch out the aligners until they finish the set of aligners in the tray, which indicates that the treatment is complete.
How long do Invisalign aligners have to be worn?
The Invisalign aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day. They should only be removed when the patient is eating, brushing their teeth or cleaning the aligners. They should not be removed before going to bed. Failure to wear them for the recommended amount of time may lead to the patient starting the treatment over again.
How long does treatment take?
The time it takes to complete the Invisalign treatment varies depending on the severity of the patient’s problem. However, the average treatment time ranges between 12 and 18 months.
Will I have to wear retainers after Invisalign treatment?
Yes, patients have to wear a retainer after their Invisalign treatment is complete. This is to prevent the teeth from moving back into their former position. The dentist will tell their patient how often they need to wear their retainers and for how long. They usually have to be worn full-time immediately after the Invisalign treatment is complete. Eventually, they will only have to be worn at night.
Invisalign aligners provide an alternative way to straighten the teeth and fix other flaws in the teeth. If you have crooked teeth and want to get them fixed, schedule an appointment with your dentist to find out if the problem can be fixed using Invisalign.
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