If your teeth are not as straight as you would like, you may be thinking about doing what it takes to get the smile you’ve always wanted. While you may think traditional metal braces may be your only option, many people are finding out Invisalign at Gentle Dental Care can work wonders. If you’re curious about Invisalign and if it’s right for you, here are some things to keep in mind.
Don’t Assume You’re Not a Good Candidate
Even if your teeth are quite crooked, this does not mean you may not be a good candidate for Invisalign®. In many situations, even patients who have severe issues that only a few years ago would have required metal braces find they can be good candidates for Invisalign.
One of the biggest benefits to using Invisalign is that you can expect to see visible results right away. In fact, you will likely start to see noticeable results in as little as three months, giving you the motivation, you need to follow your treatment plan.
Aligners are Customized for Your Mouth
When you begin Invisalign treatment, each aligner you wear will be customized for your mouth. Using state-of-the-art scanning technology, your dentist will be able to provide you with new aligners about every two weeks.
Once you start your Invisalign treatment your aligners will need to be worn about 22 hours per day, including when you sleep. If you have a special occasion you can remove Invisalign, but it’s essential to get in those 22 hours.
When you remove your Invisalign® aligners, you may notice your teeth might feel somewhat loose. If so, don’t panic. This is perfectly normal, since your teeth are in the process of moving into new alignments.
Though Invisalign is dramatically different from traditional metal braces, you may or may not experience some discomfort when wearing your aligners. Since each person’s situation is unique, discomfort may or may not occur.
Oral Hygiene With Invisalign®
During your Invisalign treatment, brushing and flossing will be extremely important. Before you put your aligner back into your mouth after eating, always brush and floss your teeth. If you don’t, food particles can get trapped between your aligner and your teeth, which can create discomfort and even turn your aligner yellow. It’s easy to remove the Invisalign appliance. Just make sure you clean it carefully before reinserting it into your mouth.
Continuing to gain in popularity with more people each year, Invisalign may be a way you can finally say goodbye to crooked teeth and hello to a beautiful smile. Contact Gentle Dental Care today to find out if Invisalign may be right for you!