Wearing Invisalign doesn't only have benefits in terms of appearance. Invisalign straightens all your crooked teeth, thus improving their functionality. The appliance is a series of clear aligner trays that cover your teeth. It may be similar to a retainer; however, more discreet.
Once you have started wearing Invisalign, you need to switch to a newer one in the series after two weeks. We customize them according to the shape and size of your mouth. Invisalign works by pushing your teeth to their suitable positions.
What is the Process?
We conduct your examination and inquire about your current state of health, medical history, pre-existing health conditions, medication, and other factors. After this, we take a mold of your teeth and your measurements. After collecting relevant information, we send everything to the lab for the creation of Invisalign aligners.
You may remove them when necessary; it is still essential to wear the trays 22 hours a day. The events where you may take off your Invisalign are eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, and playing sports.
Stay on a Schedule
Unlike braces, Invisalign doesn't need regular adjustments. You need to continue through each aligner tray and follow the schedule. When you stick to this regime, your teeth continue to move in the right positions without causing pain.
Hygiene is Essential
When you wear Invisalign, you will not have to brush or floss between the brackets. You may remove the trays and then brush and floss as normally as you can. We also suggest brushing your teeth after every meal as it keeps the food from sticking between your teeth. Do not wear your aligners while drinking beverages like soda, juices, and others. However, you do not have to remove them when drinking water.
Customization as per Your Teeth
We customize these aligners to fit your teeth. With the use of programming technology, we map out the projected rate of the movement. After this, we will build the rest of the aligners in series. Each new set that you wear will be a bit closer to help you correct the position of your misaligned teeth.
As we customize the aligners as per individual needs, you do not have to worry about them being loose. You no longer have to feel embarrassed about your appearance anymore. Invisalign is easy to use and care for and is an efficient treatment to restore your teeth.
Please reach out to Alencar Family Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. O. Please call us at (757) 546-0301 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.