Here, Dr. Vick explains to you what you can expect before, during and after your Invisalign clear aligner treatment as well as how Invisalign will be able to help you acquire a straighter, healthier smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners, custom-made for your mouth, which straighten your teeth without using wires and brackets like traditional metal braces.
Most often, you will wear a given set of clears aligners for two weeks or so before switching to the next set. In this way, each aligner will make small and progressive adjustments to your teeth until they are in the right positions.
Dr. Vick will figure out what your specific orthodontic needs are and decide on the duration of your Invisalign treatment plan. You are able to remove your custom aligners during treatment for drinking, eating, brushing and flossing. Here are 5 ways your smile will change over the course of your Invisalign treatment:
You teeth may be crooked, misaligned, or have sizable gaps in them before you begin your treatment. Invisalign will treat any and all of these issues.
Your results will differ based on what your individual treatment plan looks like. But, as long as you follow the rules set out by Dr. Vick at the beginning of your treatment, you can expect to see a straighter smile in the mirror after using Invisalign.
Gaps between your teeth will be made smaller and your bite can improve as well! Regardless of what issues were specifically treated by Invisalign, you will probably find that you will enjoy sharing this new and straighter smile with everyone you meet in your day-to-day life!
Improved Cleanliness During & After Treatment
Since Invisalign trays are removable, it is very easy to take them out to brush and floss your teeth. You'll be able to make sure you brush and floss thoroughly throughout treatment.
You clear aligners themselves can be cleaned too. All it takes is a quick rinse or a deeper clean with the Invisalign cleaning crystals. This will, in turn, help keep your teeth and gums even healthier as they are straightened.
No More Crowded or Misaligned Teeth
Crowded or misaligned teeth can negatively impact your physical appearance and your oral health. Invisalign can fix misalignments. The key to your success on this front is following the custom treatment plan that Dr. Vick will create for you.
Instead of moving all of your teeth at once, Invisalign moves teeth in phases. Each phase of your treatment will focus on a p[articular tooth or set of teeth, It is important that you follow the plan that Dr. Vick prescribes you and that you wear your clear aligners for 22 hours of the day. after a successful treatment plan, your crowded and misaligned teeth should be straighter and your be able to reveal your healthy, straightened smile to the world!
Better Dental Health
If you wear your Invisalign clear aligners properly and only remove them to eat, drink, or clean your teeth even one of your pearly whites will get just the right amount of pressure to guide them to their correct spot. The total number of aligner trays you will have to wear will depend on your unique circumstances.
In the long term, you will reap the rewards of better dental health and healthier gums form your straightened teeth.
Increased Comfort Level
Since Invisalign clear aligners are made from plastic, they can be really comfortable to wear. Also, since the plastic is transparent, a casual observer will likely not even notice you have them in your mouth at all.