Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners made of hard plastic that fit over your teeth to coax them into proper alignment. You wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, even when you sleep. Every one to two weeks, you switch to a new set of aligners as your teeth gradually change position.
Invisalign is effective in revising your bite and reforming your smile. The system is a valid alternative to braces for most people. Examples of issues Invisalign can address include:
Dr. Spillman and Dr. Thomas do a thorough evaluation of your teeth to determine if the Invisalign system is right for you and your cosmetic or health goals.
Of course, Invisalign helps you get the smile you desire. It offers numerous benefits and advantages over traditional braces. These include:
Invisalign snaps firmly into place and is easy to pop in and out as needed. You don’t have to worry about the discomfort of metal brackets rubbing against your gums or breaking and necessitating an emergency dental visit. You visit the office less often for check-ups, too – just every six to eight weeks or so to make sure you have no concerns and that the aligners are working.
Exactly how long you’ll need to wear your aligners depends on your customized treatment plan. In most cases, treatment lasts between 12 and 24 months, depending on the corrections you need, how your teeth respond, and your compliance with wearing the aligners.
If you opt for Invisalign for your teen, the aligners are affixed with a blue indicator to ensure they’re wearing them often enough.
To learn more about the convenience and effectiveness of the Invisalign system, call the office of Spillman Family Dental.