Invisalign is a clear orthodontic treatment option that uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, making them a popular choice among adults and older teens who want to straighten their teeth without the noticeable appearance of metal braces.
The first step in getting Invisalign treatment is to schedule a consultation with your dentist. During the consultation, the dentist will examine your teeth and jaw and will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. If it is determined that you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign, the next step is to take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create your custom aligners.
Once the aligners are ready, you will begin wearing them for about 22 hours a day, and will need to change to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually move your teeth into their proper positions.
One of the key benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, which means you can take them out to eat, brush and floss your teeth, and for special occasions. This is a major difference from traditional braces, which can cause discomfort and can make it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene.
The duration of treatment will vary for each person, depending on the severity of the case and the desired results, but typically, treatment takes around 6-12 months. Regular check-ups will be necessary to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned.
During the treatment, you might experience some discomfort, soreness or pressure on the teeth and gums. This is normal and it will subside after a day or two. It is also important to wear the aligners as directed by the dentist, to achieve the best and fastest results. After treatment is completed, a retainer will be required to keep the teeth in their new position.
Overall, Invisalign is a convenient and effective alternative to traditional braces for those looking to straighten their teeth. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, comfortable to wear, and do not require the frequent adjustments and tightening that traditional braces do. With proper care and use, you can expect to achieve beautiful, straight teeth in around 6-12 months. To start your Invisalign journey with Face Studio Clinic in Birmingham, contact us today.Back to Blog