Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, making them a popular choice for adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth without the conspicuous appearance of traditional braces.
Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with an Invisalign-trained dentist or orthodontist. During this consultation, the dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your goals for treatment. They will also take digital images, x-rays, and impressions of your teeth to create a custom treatment plan.
The Invisalign Process
Once the treatment plan is created, the dentist will use advanced computer software to design a series of clear aligners that will gradually move your teeth into their desired position. The aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable material and are custom-fit to your teeth.
Each set of aligners should be worn for about one to two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series. As you progress through the treatment, your teeth will gradually shift into the desired position. You will need to visit the dentist or orthodontist every six to eight weeks to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned. Sometimes, this can even be done virtually!
One of the major benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, which means that you can take them out when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. This makes it easy to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment, which can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are nearly invisible, making them a popular choice for adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth without the conspicuous appearance of traditional braces.
Treatment time varies with each individual, depending on the complexity of the case. Most cases at our office range between 6-9 months on average. After treatment, most patients will need to wear a retainer to help maintain the new position of their teeth.
In summary, Invisalign is an effective treatment option for a wide variety of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment option that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. It’s a great option for those who want to straighten their teeth discreetly, with the added benefit of being able to remove the aligners for eating and oral hygiene. The treatment usually takes 6-9 months on average, and after treatment, most patients will need to wear a retainer to maintain their new smile. It’s important to consult with an Invisalign-trained dentist or orthodontist to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you
How do I learn more about Invisalign Clear Braces available at Solay Dental?
Call (813) 781-6224 to request an appointment at Solay Dental, conveniently located at 3144-3 Tampa Road in Oldsmar, FL. Dr. Shiva Soleimani is excited to meet you to discuss Invisalign and the smile you desire.