What is Invisalign?

invisalign in caseInvisalign is the brand name for clear plastic aligners that are used to slowly get your teeth into the proper alignment. At Current Dentistry, our team works closely with our orthodontics partners to ensure that our patients have access to one of the best options to straighten and treat smiles on the market.

Invisalign clear aligners are fully removable. Though you must wear them for the majority of the day and night to experience on-time results — around 20 hours in total — you can enjoy eating and drinking as you normally would be removing the aligners. Many patients have said that not having to adapt their existing lifestyle too much for Invisalign treatment has made them even more likely to successfully complete the process. With traditional metal or ceramic braces, patients must take care to adjust their diets and not eat anything too crunchy, hard, sticky, or chewy, as they could break brackets, bend wires, and cause setbacks and delays in their treatment. It is also difficult to brush and floss regularly with traditional braces.

Invisalign can be a great solution for people on the go, young adults, and professionals in the workplace who wish to work to straighten their smiles but may not feel comfortable going about their daily lives and routines with noticeable brackets on their teeth. Our orthodontics partners can help you decide whether Invisalign is right for your smile. Give us a call today so we can help connect you with our trusted partners.

It’s important to note, however, that Invisalign is not the plastic aligners that are advertised on TV or the internet. Those plastic aligners are retail items, meaning all they seek to do is change the aesthetic of your smile without paying any attention to the health of your teeth or bite. Purchasing these products is a cause for concern, as you will be undergoing serious treatment without the oversight and professional advice of a dentist. The safest and most effective route for your future smile is Invisalign and our professional team.

Who can use Invisalign?

Individuals with mild to moderate tooth alignment issues may be good candidates for Invisalign. If you have more intensive work to complete to straighten your smile, traditional braces may be the better option for you. Our orthodontics partners can help you make the decision.

How long does Invisalign take?

Just like every person is different, every smile is different. It is difficult to estimate how long your Invisalign treatment will take to complete. In broad terms, the more work that must be done to transform your smile, the longer the entire process will take. You may start to see significant progress within a few weeks.

On average, we have seen patients complete their Invisalign treatment in anywhere from six months to two years. Your experience will likely fall within that range and will be unique to what your smile needs for healthy alignment.

What is the Invisalign experience like?

After the initial orthodontic consultation and discovering that Invisalign is a good option for your smile, your teeth will be scanned. That scan is sent to Invisalign, which sends back a series of clear plastic aligners to help reshape your smile. You will continue to see your orthodontist for the duration of your treatment to make sure that all is going according to plan.

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