There are many ways in which you can get the smile of your dreams. Braces are a tested and tried method of aligning your teeth in order to give you the perfect smile. Having straight teeth will allow you to easily clean your teeth and maintain your oral health. You may be wondering how you will manage to endure the many months required for braces treatment. You however do not have to worry about discomfort and your friends making fun of you. You can go through teeth straightening treatment without anyone knowing it by using Invisalign.
Invisalign For Straight Teeth
Invisalign makes use of smooth aligners which are worn over the teeth to gently shift your teeth to the required position. The aligners can be removed and each set is worn for fourteen days before another set is worn. You are required to wear the aligners for twenty two hours each day. You can remove the aligners when cleaning them and when you are eating. You also need to remove them when drinking any liquid other than water.
You do not have to change your diet since you can remove the aligners when eating. You will not have a difficult time maintaining your oral health during treatment. Your treatment period will depend on your condition but generally it may take one year to complete.
How Invisalign Works
The Invisalign aligners are made from smooth plastic which is comfortable in the mouth and does not irritate the cheeks and gums. The aligners gently move your teeth to the required position by applying the required amount of pressure. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will move about a quarter of a millimeter.
The aligners are custom made specifically for your teeth. Your orthodontist will prepare a treatment plan at the beginning which he will use during the entire treatment period. The effectiveness of the treatment will depend greatly on how skilled your orthodontist is in the use of Invisalign. Following your orthodontist's instructions will also play a big role in getting the best from the treatment.
Conditions That Can Be Treated Through Invisalign
Invisalign is a very effective method of straightening teeth and can treat a variety of conditions. Some of these conditions include overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites. Invisalign can also treat overcrowding, teeth with spaces in between and teeth that are protruding. You can get treatment if it is your first time to have your teeth straightened. You can also get treated if you had previously had your teeth straightened but they began to slowly move back to the misaligned position.
When you go in for your first consultation, your orthodontist will first go through your medical and dental history. He may then take x-rays and photos of your teeth in order to determine your condition. He will then decide whether or not Invisalign is a good treatment option for you.
If you are a good candidate for the treatment, the orthodontist will prepare a customized treatment plan for you using three dimensional modeling. You will therefore be able to see how your teeth will look like when the treatment is completed. The first set of aligners will then be made using your treatment plan.
Dr Nino Gullotta is a highly experienced orthodontist that has been practicing for the last thirty years. He is very skilled in administering the Invisalign treatment to patients. For more information, please visit the website Gullotta Orthodontics.