Having a straight and clear set of teeth is everyone's dream come true for which, it is important to start with a systematic orthodontic treatment plan. Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with straightening your crooked or misaligned teeth with the help of orthodontic appliances. Teeth may be straightened by using dental appliances such as braces, lingual braces, retainers, etc. However, over the years, dental professionals and patients have come to understand the many challenges of using a dental appliance that'd require frequent visits to the dentist's office to ensure that treatment is running well and as planned.
As technology advanced, researchers have found a smart and convenient way to straighten your smile with clear aligners that involves no use of metals, hard, or visible appliances.
What is Invisalign?
By keeping both aesthetics and function in mind, orthodontists recommend Invisalign to cater to badly aligned and crooked teeth. They are a less noticeable alternative to wearing braces. Invisalign are tray-shaped orthodontic devices that can be easily placed into the shape of your teeth that'd slowly move teeth to its correct position.
Invisalign is made of a solid piece of plastic that is hard and strong enough to apply pressure on certain parts of the patient's teeth. They are removable, offering patients the unique convenience they hope for.
How does Invisalign help to straighten your smile?
The process involved in getting Invisalign starts with a consultation with an orthodontist. The orthodontist would take impressions of the oral cavity. These impressions would act as the road map to design your customized aligners. The orthodontist would create the overall treatment plan where the patient would have to change the aligners after every one or two weeks.
It is essential that the patient wears the appliance for at least 20-22 hours a day. The patient has the liberty to remove their aligners while they eat, brush, floss, or for special occasions.
What are the benefits of wearing Invisalign?
Invisalign has a lot to offer. Patients wearing Invisalign can experience the below benefits:
- Nearly invisible
- Maintain better oral hygiene
- Comfort and compact
- No dietary limitations
- Non-metallic in nature
Get the best orthodontic services from Smile City Dental. Place an appointment in any of our offices at Valencia or Canyon Country for your dental needs today.