Invisalign is a modern teeth-straightening treatment that uses clear, removable aligners instead of traditional metal braces. These aligners are made of a patented thermoplastic material and are custom-made for each patient to fit snugly over their teeth. Invisalign works by gradually shifting the teeth into place using a series of these aligners, which are changed out every few weeks as determined by your orthodontist.
The process starts with an initial consultation where our orthodontist will take X-rays and impressions of your mouth to create a digital 3D model. This model is then used to create a personalized treatment plan that includes the number of trays needed and how long the treatment will take. With Invisalign, you can expect to wear the trays anywhere from six to 18 months, depending on your individual needs.
One key advantage of Invisalign over traditional braces is the ability to remove them when eating or brushing/flossing, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment. Additionally, because they're virtually invisible when worn, many patients find Invisalign more aesthetically pleasing than metal braces.
Invisalign offers a convenient and discreet way for people looking to straighten their teeth without sacrificing appearance or comfort.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. But how exactly does it work? Let's take a closer look.
First, your orthodontist will create a 3D image of your teeth using advanced technology. This image will be used to plan out the movement of each tooth throughout the course of your treatment.
Based on this plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners will be created for you. These aligners are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic and should fit snugly over your teeth.
You'll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Each new set gradually shifts your teeth closer to their proper position until you've achieved the desired result.
Invisalign provides an effective and discreet way to achieve a beautiful smile without having to endure metal brackets and wires.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners have revolutionized the world of orthodontics. They offer several benefits that make them an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces.
One of the most significant advantages is their discreet appearance. The clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible, making them perfect for people who don't want their treatment to be obvious.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that they're removable, which means you can take them out when eating or cleaning your teeth. This feature makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene throughout your treatment compared to traditional braces, where food particles can easily get trapped in between wires and brackets. This also means you can continue eating all your favorite foods without worrying about damaging traditional braces.
Invisalign also offers greater comfort than traditional braces since there are no protruding wires or brackets that could cause discomfort and irritation inside your mouth. Instead, Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth without any sharp edges or rough surfaces.
Moreover, with Invisalign's advanced technology, you'll need fewer visits to the orthodontist compared to those needed for wire adjustments in regular braces treatments.
Invisalign provides faster results as they use a series of custom-made aligners designed specifically for each individual patient's unique need. This way, patients see optimal outcomes quickly!
These benefits make Invisalign a great choice for anyone seeking effective orthodontic treatment without sacrificing aesthetics and comfort.
Call HEIM ORTHODONTICS at (405) 755-8151 (Oklahoma City, OK) or (405) 375-5328 (Kingfisher, OK) to schedule an online appointment with our orthodontist or to learn more about our orthodontic services.