Contrary to popular belief, orthodontic treatments don't have to utilize metal brackets and wires
to improve a patient's smile. Thanks to Invisalign, patients can straighten their teeth without the
use of traditional orthodontics. Improved technologies and state-of-the-art techniques allow patients
to use clear aligner trays to move teeth and realign bites. A patient can enjoy a beautiful smile
throughout their treatment while improving the way they look.
Orthodontics Invisalign Procedure
Orthodontics Procedure Invisalign Teen
Invisalign orthodontics use aligner trays instead of brackets and wires to move the teeth. Patients who are undergoing Invisalign treatment will first schedule an appointment to have initial impressions done. These are sent through computer software to create a 3D compilation of the patient's smile. Digital software shows how the movement of teeth will progress, and when both dentist and patient have viewed and agreed upon the treatment process, the information is sent to the Invisalign laboratory. There, a series of aligner trays are fabricated and sent to the dentist. We will call the patient in for an appointment and educate them on how to care for their aligner trays and use them properly.
Aligner trays are to be worn for approximately two weeks before they are switched to the next tray in the series. Compliance is the key to getting the benefits of this treatment. Wearing the aligners at all times, except when eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth, will ensure that you will see the results in the expected time frame. The trays snap in and out of the mouth quite easily, making it simple to remove them when necessary. Patients can wear the aligner trays while they work, play, or sleep, and will find that they are extremely comfortable and non-irritating, unlike traditional orthodontics.
The cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of traditional orthodontics, and has a number of benefits over standard metal wires and brackets. Many patients of all ages choose Invisalign over traditional orthodontia due to the ease of use and the appearance that it provides during months of treatment. Invisalign is comfortable, will allow patients to eat and drink what they like, and can provide similar results in the same period of time as traditional braces.
Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign orthodontics? Call Vanguard Dental today and schedule a consultation appointment to discuss the benefits and positive changes that Invisalign can provide for you and your smile!