Many people choose Invisalign over traditional metal braces for teeth straightening because it’s comfortable, non-invasive, simple and flexible. You can take out the Invisalign plastic aligner at any time, and you don’t have to worry about an unattractive aesthetic appeal.
If you are considering going through the Invisalign process, it’s a good idea to understand everything that is involved. To get familiar with the procedure, review the information below.
During the Invisalign Procedure
The first procedure involves a series of photographs and X-rays, gathering dental impressions of your teeth and face. This becomes your dental record in which all decisions are made regarding your straightening schedule. We then send this information to Invisalign, along with how the various aligners should be molded, to guide the straightening process.
Immediately After Treatment
It will take time to adjust to wearing this mouthpiece all day. In fact, it may even be a little tricky to put on your aligner at first, but you will get used to it. You will experience some discomfort the first week, and you may initially speak a little differently until you get used to having the aligner in place. Keep in mind that you will also have a bit of difficulty removing the tray at first. As it becomes more of an everyday habit, you will become a pro at working with your Invisalign tray.
The First 6 Weeks After Treatment
You will wear any given aligner for two weeks at a time before moving on to the next set. Each following tray will straighten your teeth just a bit more (approximately 0.1 millimeter). The trays apply pressure to your teeth, nudging them ever so slightly into alignment with your other teeth. You should expect a bit of discomfort each time you move on to a new tray. Make sure to keep your aligners clean throughout the process. It is also paramount to maintain healthy oral care every day, just as you would without the aligners.
Once you have completed your Invisalign schedule as designed by your dentist, you won’t have to deal with the trays anymore! Due to possible reversion, your dentist may suggest that you wear a retainer for a while to ensure the procedure settles for good. Keep in mind that your facial structure may adjust slightly due to the new alignment of your teeth. This is wonderful news as it enhances the support of your cranium overall.
Get Invisalign at All Smiles Dental
Invisalign is an incredible treatment option, but it is not the best option for every situation. To find out whether or not you are an ideal candidate for this procedure, schedule an appointment at All Smiles Dental. Once our team meets with you, we will provide you with our expert recommendation as well as next steps. Get the process started today so you can receive the smile you want sooner!