How Invisalign Works
Most people would love to have a straighter smile, but they don’t want the hassle of traditional metal braces. Luckily, Invisalign clear aligners have changed the game for patients everywhere. Achieve the smile you want with this convenient orthodontic treatment. So, how does it work? In the article below, Colorado Springs dentists exactly how Invisalign works.
What Is Invisalign?
Many patients love Invisalign aligners because they are practically invisible. Yes, you won’t have to deal with metal brackets or wires. Invisalign is completed with a series of trays that gradually shift your teeth in desired spots. As you work through the series of trays, your teeth move further along. Patients who use Invisalign can expect to get a new set of trays every two weeks or so. Once your treatment is complete, your teeth will be in their perfect position. The best part of Invisalign is that you can just pop your trays in and be on your way! No need for awkward brackets or rubber bands. Go through a smile transformation without anyone knowing.
Invisalign Can Treat Most Dental Problems
So, how do you know if Invisalign is for you? Fortunately, Invisalign can treat many dental problems such as:
- Tooth gaps
- Crowded Teeth
- Misaligned Teeth
You’ll be able to determine if Invisalign is the right solution for you at your initial appointment with Kissing Camels Family Dentistry.
What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment
First, you’ll need to visit our dental office in Colorado Springs, CO, for an Invisalign consultation. Dr. Boals or Dr. J will assess your smile and decide if Invisalign is the best treatment option for your smile. During this initial appointment, our doctors will answer any and all questions you have. Additionally, we will take impressions of your smile and show you a 3D model of what your smile will look like after Invisalign treatment. Once you’ve decided whether or not Invisalign is for you, we will schedule you for another appointment. If we’ve come to the conclusion that Invisalign is not going to work for your unique smile, we will recommend other cosmetic dentistry or restorative dentistry solutions.
When you’ve decided you’d like to start Invisalign, we will have custom BPA-free plastic trays made for you. We will use the impressions we originally took to make these trays. For your second appointment, we will have you try on your Invisalign aligners and determine whether or not they’re a good fit. Our friend, Dr. Kim, a dentist in Lexington, KY, says that you may experience some discomfort when you first start Invisalign. This is completely normal and will eventually go away. As mentioned before, you will come back to pick up your new aligners every 2-3 weeks, depending on your treatment plan.
Timeline for Invisalign Treatment
The timeline for Invisalign depends on the smile. For adults, the average treatment will take about 12 months. Treatment can go up to 1.5 years, but Invisalign is more efficient than traditional braces. However, patients must wear their aligners for a minimum of 22 hours per day. You may remove your aligners when you eat or drink, but you must be diligent about wearing them. Otherwise, your treatment may take longer.
If you’re curious if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you, contact our dental office! Our team is happy to help you find a solution for your smile. We’re currently accepting new patients, so give us a call!