Invisalign is a removable clear aligner system that is more hygienic, comfortable, discreet, and convenient compared to traditional braces. For years, adults with orthodontic problems would forego correcting their tooth alignment for fear of being judged.
Thanks to the transparent thermoplastic material of Invisalign, no one will ever know that you’re straightening your teeth. The process is simple and involves fewer appointments. We will create custom aligners for you to wear using advanced dental technology.
By wearing your aligners for 22 hours a day, your aligners will gradually shift your teeth to correct problems such as misalignment, overcrowding, gaps, and even bite problems. You will change your aligners once every 2 weeks. Contact us at PS Dental today to schedule a consultation.
If you don’t wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment, your teeth can move back.
Dr. Sinha will examine your teeth to determine if your orthodontic problems are too severe to be corrected with Invisalign or if you have any active oral health problems.
After assessing your alignment and discussing your goals, we will formulate a treatment plan that will address these problems. We will let the Invisalign lab know how we want your teeth to be moved. If necessary, attachments may be bonded to your teeth to help your aligners do their job.
Using digital x-rays, we will take scans of your teeth and physical impressions and send them to the Invisalign dental lab, where they will create custom aligners that fit your teeth.
A 3D computer-generated model of your teeth will be created based on scans of your teeth. This allows the Invisalign technicians to plan your tooth movements digitally. We can provide feedback on our end and you will be able to view the model of your teeth as well as what your final alignment will look like.
Once your treatment plan is approved and aligners are fabricated, you’ll pick them up from our office once they’re ready and can begin your treatment.
Periodic appointments will be scheduled throughout your treatment to check on your progress and provide you with more aligners.
Because your aligners aren’t bonded to your teeth, you can take them out whenever you want to eat or drink. This means you won’t have any restrictions on your diet as long as you remove your aligners first. You can also thoroughly clean your teeth because there won’t be any metal bonded to your teeth, blocking many of the tooth surfaces.
Invisalign uses patented Smart Track thermoplastic technology to create aligners that are ultra-comfortable and cushion your teeth. Your teeth are shifted through force but it is exerted gently compared to braces.
Invisalign is transparent and attachments are tooth-colored so no one will notice your aligners unless you point them out. This can reduce embarrassment and insecurity in older teenagers and adults.
Invisalign corrects misaligned teeth faster on average compared to braces and you spend less time in routine appointments because you don’t need to get braces tightened.
This depends on the severity of your alignment and how often you wear your aligners. The more minor your orthodontic problems are, the less time it will take to correct them. Comparatively, the more severe your orthodontic alignment is, the longer it will take to correct.
On average, most patients take 12-18 months to complete treatment. Then, you will move on to the retention stage and receive a retainer. As long as you wear your aligners for 22 hours a day, then you won’t prolong your treatment.
Yes, this is why you should never eat or drink with your aligners in. You can drink water as long as it isn’t hot but flavored beverages and food can only be consumed after taking your aligners out. You should also brush and floss your teeth before putting them back in because bacteria and surface stains can linger on the teeth and be transferred to your aligners.
No, this will negatively affect your aligners by staining them, trapping bacteria in the aligners which can increase your risk for tooth decay and gum disease, and consuming hot foods and drinks with your aligners can morph the shape of your aligners. You can eat a restriction-free diet so long as your aligners are removed first.
Correcting your tooth alignment with Invisalign can improve your digestive health and the clarity of your speech.
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