Invisalign is an orthodontic device that is used to achieve a more beautiful smile. It is a thin, transparent aligner made up of plastic and looks similar to the mouth guards that athletes wear. Invisalign has gained popularity over the past decades for realigning your teeth. It can be used for treating almost every kind of misalignment, namely overcrowding, crossbite, overbite, underbite, open bite, and also gapped teeth. Invisalign holds many advantages over the traditional braces or other alignment devices, such as:
- Since Invisalign is transparent, it is almost unnoticeable in your mouth.
- There are no chances of getting injured by metal wires and brackets since Invisalign is made up of plastic.
- There is minimal pain and discomfort involved during the treatment using Invisalign.
- Invisalign is removable. Therefore, it will not hinder proper brushing or your day-to-day activities.
- Unlike braces, you will not have to compromise on certain foods or drinks.
What is Involved in Getting Invisalign?
On your first visit to the dental office, your mouth will be thoroughly examined to check the severity of malocclusion and determine your candidacy for the treatment. Once approved, we will scan your mouth, the results of which will be sent to the Invisalign laboratory, where your Invisalign trays will be fabricated. When we have received your Invisalign, you will be called for an appointment to check if it fits perfectly in your mouth. The aligners will be handed to you, and you will have to wear them throughout the day except while eating or brushing. Your Invisalign trays will be changed every few weeks to achieve the desired results.
Does It Really Work?
When people compare Invisalign to braces, the most frequently asked question is if it is as effective as braces? Or, will it be able to move your teeth without causing pain? Well, the answer is yes. Invisalign is backed by advanced technology, so every improvement is monitored closely. Invisalign treatment uses a series of alignment trays that allow regular and effective movements of your teeth to their orthodontically correct positions. With all the attachments and fittings, Invisalign is capable of effectively treating severe misalignments.
Studies have shown that the rate of movement of your teeth slightly increases between the ages of 35-50. Therefore, Invisalign is the best option for people of this age group. And of course, it is the best orthodontic solution for teenagers as their teeth can be moved relatively easily owing to the developing jawbone. Invisalign must be worn for at least 22 hours every day, failing which may lead to slow progress. If you properly follow the instructions given by your dentist, you are likely to see visible results in a few weeks of usage.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pasadena, TX, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Sprott. Please call us at (281) 991-6530 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.