Crookedness and overcrowding are dental complications that can hurt your self-image. Fortunately, there are multiple treatments to address your concerns. Doctors at Oasis Dental recommend wearing braces or clear aligners to patients with malocclusions. Most patients are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces due to their invisibility.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign are clear aligners used to straighten teeth. Your doctor will recommend this orthodontic treatment to solve your malocclusions by leveraging the flexible thermoplastic material named SmartTrack that can gradually move your teeth into desired positions.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is growing in popularity due to its less conspicuous nature, allowing you to continue with treatment and receive its effectiveness in straightening your teeth without people noticing you have them on.
The dental issues that Invisalign can fix
Your dentist will recommend Invisalign if you have specific dental issues affecting the straightness of your teeth. The most common dental concerns that Invisalign can fix include crowding and spacing issues. You may also consider Invisalign if you have mild and moderate bite issues, overbite, underbite, crossbite issues, or open bite, which hinder optimal teeth function when chewing and talking.
What to expect during Invisalign treatment
Invisalign treatment involves a patient-centered approach to ensure appropriate planning to guarantee desired clinical outcomes. You will need to attend an initial consultation to inform your doctor about your dental concerns and thus determine your candidacy for Invisalign and its efficacy in fixing your dental problems. Once your doctor recommends Invisalign for misalignment, the next step involves creating 3-D images of your mouth and jaw. Your doctor will use this information to effectively plan the Invisalign approach to bring your teeth together into the correct position.
You will not wear a single set of clear aligners during your treatment. Invisalign involves a series of customized plastic aligners. A single set of clear aligners gradually shifts your teeth, necessitating a switch to another set of aligners until you achieve optimal teeth position.
Our orthodontist will develop an appropriate Invisalign treatment plan for you, depending on the severity of your condition. You may only switch out one set of aligners following your dentist’s instructions. Typical switching of aligners happens every two weeks. Clear aligners are removable. However, your doctor will recommend wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours daily.
The benefits of clear aligners
The major benefit of Invisalign over other orthodontic treatments, like traditional braces, is its aesthetic factor. Choosing Invisalign involves using clear aligners, eliminating the need for more noticeable wires and brackets of braces.
Another benefit of clear aligners is that you can remove them if you want your mouth to breathe. However, for the treatment to successfully nice your teeth, you must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day.
You can maintain comprehensive dental hygiene because clear aligners allow easy teeth cleaning. You may remove your aligners when brushing your teeth and flossing your mouth for optimal cleaning.
Contact Oasis Dental Team PC to get Invisalign and enjoy the benefits of this orthodontic treatment.