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Invisalign is a popular alternative for teenagers and adults who want to straighten their teeth. It's an option that gives the wearer more flexibility than the traditional metal braces, and treatment can be completed within a year. The Invisalign treatment comprises a series of clear, removable acrylic aligners to straighten teeth without metal or wires steadily. Some common dental misalignments such as overcrowding of teeth, gaps between teeth, and bite misalignments can be rectified with Invisalign clear braces.

What are the advantages of Invisalign treatment?

  • Invisalign aligners are clear and transparent, which means that nobody will notice that you are wearing braces to correct your dental imperfections.
  • They are easy and comfortable to wear. With Invisalign braces, you don't need to have apprehensions about the metal wires scarring the sides of your mouth.
  • Unlike the traditional metal braces, Invisalign is removable. This means that while eating, you can remove them, and it also gives you the flexibility to brush and floss normally.
  • In case the clear aligners are damaged, no repairs are needed. The patient can switch to the next aligner in the series.
  • The patients can achieve a smile that they have always wanted.

How does the Invisalign procedure work?

The first step begins by taking a 3-D digital scan of your teeth. A virtual representation of how your straightened teeth will look once the Invisalign procedure is complete can be demonstrated to you by the dentist. This scanned image enables the dentist to check your bite and accordingly plan each tooth's exact movement.

The 3–3-dimensional scan serves as the blueprint to fabricate your aligner trays which take about two-three weeks to get ready. Once you are fitted with the Invisalign aligners, the teeth start shifting gradually. A series of aligners are provided, which need to be changed once every two weeks and should be continued till your teeth have moved to the ideal position. A retainer should be worn after the Invisalign procedure is concluded. It ensures the alignment of the teeth is retained so that they do not move back to their original location. A retainer is created to suit an individual's needs.

Is the Invisalign Treatment painful?

Invisalign aligners do have to put some pressure on your teeth since the overall aim of Invisalign treatment is to shift your bite. This will help create a healthier, straighter, and more attractive smile and several other dental benefits. That pressure can create some tenderness or discomfort, but it usually goes away within a couple of days. The pain tends to decline over time. Teeth will become accustomed to wearing the aligner trays and having the new trays swapped in and out, and the discomfort will subside.

Call us at Smile Loft Dental or schedule an online appointment to know more about Invisalign.

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