We all want to have a smile we can be proud of; and a lot of us need a small nudge in the right direction to make this possible. It is uncommon for us to be born with the perfect smile – and most of us at some point in our lives will undergo treatments to change and improve it.
If you are looking for the right dental treatment for you this year to give you the best smile – Invisalign is a great choice.
Invisalign is a dental treatment that is similar to the traditional train track braces we are all familiar with but without the unsightly metal frames. Invisalign is made from a transparent plastic and this allows you to wear it every day and go mostly unnoticed. This is the ideal choice for adults or for if you simply don’t want to walk around with metal in your mouth.
Invisalign is a treatment that can be much shorter than a traditional braces treatment and this means you can fix your issues with a lot less hassle. You will be able to remove your aligner throughout the day when you eat and brush your teeth – and this is a good thing because it means you don’t have to spend time picking food out of your braces.
Today we are going to take a deeper look into this treatment and how you can get it for yourself this year.
What’s the process?
Invisalign retainers are made custom to your mouth for maximum comfort and they are built to be worn throughout the day and night with no issues. If you are considering trying Invisalign this year these are the steps you’ll expect to take:
Consultation – first of all, you’ll need to visit the dentist and speak about your plans and what you expect to get out of your Invisalign treatment. Maybe you want to core an overbite, get rid of a gap between your teeth or fox teeth overcrowding – whatever the issue you can plan this with your dentist and they will record it. You will then have a bite impression taken of your mouth and this will be sent away to create your molds.
How aligners are made – now is the time where Invisalign receives your impression and will work out a course of action to gradually move your teeth where you want them. At this point, 3D imagine will create a map that allows between 12-14 retainers to be made that all gradually reshape your teeth until you reach the desired position.
Fitting – once the aligners have been created you will be back at the dentist to fit the first one and check that it is comfortable. You’ll then be given the next 2 in the line and you will go away and book an appointment for 6 weeks time.
Living with Invisalign – every aligner needs to be worn for 2 weeks before being changed – so once you have worn the first one for 2 weeks you’ll move onto the next one and wear this for another 2 weeks and so on. Each aligner is slightly different and will put pressure on your teeth to move them where you want them. The only time you can take your retainer out will be when eating or brushing your teeth. You need to wear them overnight to gain the full effect of the realignment.
After the treatment – once you have completed your full course of Invisalign you’ll go back to the dentist one last time to discuss your results. If you find that there are still parts of your smile you want to fix this is the time you can discuss it. If not, you will be given a retainer that you have to wear for six months to ensure that the changes made to your teeth will stick.