Most of us would like to have a perfect smile but there are many who cringe when they think about what they will have to go through when wearing braces. Previously the options for braces were very limited but today there are a variety of braces that can cater for your needs.
There is therefore no excuse to complain about your crooked teeth as you can conveniently go through treatment without much change in your lifestyle. Invisalign is a teeth straightening treatment that is not noticeable to others which means that you will go through treatment comfortably.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses clear aligners which are placed over the teeth in order to move them to the required position. The aligners are removable which means you can take them off when eating and cleaning them. You will be required to wear the aligners for twenty hours a day for two weeks. The orthodontist will then give you another set of aligners which you should wear for another two weeks.
The number of sets of aligners that you will wear during your treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. Since Invisalign treatment is customized specifically for you, the results will depend on your orthodontist's skill and experience in administering the treatment.
What Does Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign treats a variety of conditions such as overcrowded teeth, overbites and underbites. The teeth get overcrowded when the space available on your jaws is not enough for your teeth to properly fit in. An overbite refers to the upper teeth biting over the lower teeth while an underbite refers to the lower teeth biting over the upper teeth.
Invisalign can also be used to treat a crossbite whereby the upper and lower teeth are not aligned properly against each other. The treatment can also get rid of spaces between the teeth to ensure food particles do not get stuck in between these spaces.
Benefits Of Invisalign
The biggest benefit that you get from Invisalign over other braces is that the aligners are clear. You can therefore go through treatment without the knowledge of others. You will also continue to enjoy your favorite foods since you can remove your aligners while eating. This means that food particles cannot get stuck in between the aligners as you will clean your teeth before wearing the aligners after meals.
You will easily be able to maintain your oral health since you will have your aligners off whenever you brush your teeth. You will also not have to endure the discomfort of wires on your teeth since the aligners are smooth and require no wires to give you a great smile.
Getting The Best From Invisalign
You should ensure that you follow your orthodontist's instructions when using Invisalign in order to get the best and fastest results. You should clean the aligners by gently brushing them and rinsing them off using lukewarm water.
You should also take them off whenever you drink anything other than water. Drinks such as wine, tea and coffee can easily stain your aligners. You should therefore brush your teeth before wearing the aligners back on after having drinks. You should also ensure that you wear the aligners for the recommended twenty two hours per day.
Dr Nino Gullotta is an experienced orthodontist who is passionate about giving patients a great smile. He is highly skilled in the use of Invisalign treatment for straightening teeth. Please visit the website Gullotta Orthodontics for more details.