Our Vancouver dentists share details on what you can expect when getting Invisalign Clear Aligners treatment, and 5 ways Invisalign can help your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear aligners that can help straighten your teeth without using traditional wire and metal braces.
Typically, you’ll wear each set of aligners for two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. At this time, the aligners will make tiny adjustments to your teeth, gradually.
Your dentist will determine your specific needs and decide how long your treatment plan will be. You can take your custom aligners out during your treatment to eat, drink and to brush and floss your teeth. Below we list 5 ways your smile will change throughout your Invisalign treatment:
Improved Cleanliness During & After Treatment
Because Invisalign trays are removable, you can take the the trays out when you are ready to brush and floss. Make sure you brush and floss all your teeth thoroughly during your treatment.
You can also clean your Invisalign clear aligners all you have to do is rinse them or clean them with the Invisalign cleaning crystals. This will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums while your teeth are straightened.
Before starting your treatment, your teeth might be gapped, misaligned or crooked. Invisalign can help treat any one of these issues - individually or in combination.
Your results might vary depending on your selected treatment plan, although, as long as you stick to the prescribed treatment plan, when you look in the mirror you can expect to see straighter teeth after your Invisalign treatment.
The gaps between your teeth could also be reduced, and your bite might improve as well. Regardless of the problems that were treated, you will likely find that you enjoy sharing your new, straighter smile with the world.
Better Dental Health
As long as you wear your Invisalign clear aligners properly and only remove them when necessary ( to eat, drink or clean your teeth), every one of your teeth will receive just the right amount of pressure for the right amount of time. The total number of aligners you’ll wear will depend on the nature of your misalignment. Long-term, you'll benefit from better dental health and healthier gums, due to straighter teeth.
No More Crowded or Misaligned Teeth
Misaligned or crowded teeth can impact your physical appearance and contribute to poor oral health. Misalignments can be improved with Invisalign. The key to success is sticking to the treatment plan your dentist will customize specifically for you.
Instead of moving all of your teeth at once, each phase of your treatment focuses on a few of your teeth at a time. It’s important that you follow the plan your dentist prescribes and wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each and everyday, no matter which issue is being treated. After a successful treatment process, your crowded or misaligned teeth should be straight, and you'll be able to reveal a straighter smile.
Increased Comfort Level
Because Invisalign clear aligners are made from smooth plastic, they can be quite comfortable to wear. Plus, thanks to the transparent plastic, the casual observer will have a hard time seeing the aligners as they discreetly straighten your teeth.