Perfectly aligned white teeth are the key ingredient to a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, wearing traditional metal brackets for a couple of years inconveniences many people wanting to improve their smile. Then there are Invisalign Aligners. Invisalign has no metal, is almost invisible, and is custom-made for your unique teeth.
Invisalign Align Technology, a California company, created an orthodontic treatment that uses smooth, flexible plastic aligners to straighten teeth. It is much more comfortable and less noticeable than traditional braces.
The molded plastic aligners fit over your teeth to straighten your smile. The aligners are removed during oral hygiene routines, making brushing and flossing much more straightforward than traditional metal braces. The aligners must be removed while eating, so you don’t have to give up any of the foods you love.
Invisalign can correct all the same issues as traditional metal orthodontics. Below are some common dental problems easily fixed by aligners:
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In your initial consultation, we devise a treatment plan. 3D digital images are taken so the dentist can view the jaw from every angle and even move your teeth on the monitor. This technology foresees how Invisalign trays will change facial aesthetics when the treatment is done.
Once the planning consultation is complete, a unique set of aligners is made to fit your teeth perfectly. The length of treatment time is different for each case. Still, the total number of aligners required is usually somewhere between 20 and 29 sets.
Follow your orthodontist’s orders and wear your aligners for the recommended 22 hours daily. Not following this will cause problems and lengthen the overall treatment time. Removing the aligners when consuming food or drink is essential to avoid staining and prevent debris from getting trapped between the trays and the teeth, leading to tooth decay.
You can expect to feel soreness for the first few days after each new tray. This light ache is common and good news as it proves that your teeth are already starting to move into their correct positions. On average, new trays are given to you every two weeks. Read our frequently asked questions.
Clean your aligners twice daily, minimum, by brushing them as you do your teeth. It takes only a couple of minutes to gently brush with a toothbrush and water.
Once the aligners are removed, please rinse them thoroughly to reduce harmful bacteria. Only use lukewarm water to rinse, as extreme temperatures can warp the plastic. To learn more, click here.
At the beginning of treatment, mostly all patients experience a slight lisp that disappears within a few days. Don’t be tempted to take your aligners out. Continuing to wear them while talking will help your speech adjust quickly.
Many clear aligner treatment options exist, but Invisalign is the gold standard. The Invisalign process has treated 9 million smiles and still counting! It is the most trusted aligner brand.
Suppose you want straighter teeth but do not want traditional orthodontic treatment. In that case, you are a great candidate for Invisalign in Chicago. Invisalign aligners let you show off your smile while straightening your teeth.
At Z Dental, we want to help determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you. If you live in Portage Park, Chicago, Illinois, or surrounding areas, please call us today to schedule an appointment. We can’t wait to help you get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.
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