Even though you want to have straighter teeth, you may not want to have metal in your mouth for up to two years. Fortunately, adults who have crooked teeth can straighten them with the help of clear, plastic aligners known as Invisalign®️. Here is what you need to know about this dental product.
The Invisalign®️ aligners have evolved since they were first available from dentists. They could only straighten mild cases of crooked teeth but, thanks to new dental technology, they can now correct issues like:
Also, they were once only for adults, but the Invisalign®️ company now has options for teenagers and younger kids.
Each set of aligners is custom made for each user. After deciding to order them, our dentist at Talent Dental will examine your teeth to make sure the aligners can correct your bite. Then, they take impressions of your teeth.
However, the impression doesn’t involve biting down on trays filled with sticky material. Instead, our dentist uses a scanner called iTero Element®️ to capture images of your teeth for the dental laboratory. From the scans, our lab will fashion your aligners for a comfortable fit.
When you get your aligners from our dentist at Talent Dental, he will ensure the first one fits as it should. If necessary, they will trim the aligner to ensure the best fit so that they will move your teeth into their proper positions.
Each set of aligners lasts about two weeks before a tighter set arrives for you. You will need to visit our dentist at Talent Dental on occasion to ensure your teeth are moving as they should. Then, you will either need to repeat the aligners you’re using, or you will get to move onto the next set.
Invisalign®️ aligners fit comfortably but snuggly so that your teeth move a little each day until your teeth are in their correct positions. They are more comfortable than braces with wires that need tightening, and you can remove them for two to four hours each day to eat, brush your teeth, or to play sports. If you’re interested in Invisalign®️ treatment, schedule a consultation with a dentist.