Sets of these trays are used for short periods of time. You will usually be provided with a new, slightly altered set at each appointment as your teeth gradually shift. Your aligners will be changed every two weeks as force and fit are regularly adjusted to move teeth vertically, horizontally, or even rotate them completely.
Advantages of Invisalign
Depending on your cosmetic goals and oral health needs, veneers, traditional braces, or Invisalign may be options for improving your smile. Invisalign can generally correct the same conditions as traditional braces, such as:
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
While veneers can also create an aesthetically pleasing smile, they only cover up imperfections rather than correcting them. If you are looking for a solution that will create a cohesive, aligned bite, Invisalign will most likely be the better option for you. For the right patient there are several added benefits of these aligners:
- Virtually invisible
- Can require fewer dental visits
Invisalign is a popular choice amongst adults and teens as it gives them the opportunity to improve their smile without feeling uncomfortable about having noticeable brackets and wires. We want our patients to feel confident during their care and continue living their daily life as normally as possible. Invisalign is an excellent option that we recommend to many of our patients.
As a removable alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign can allow you more freedom but also requires special maintenance on the patient's behalf. Your aligners should be worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be removed during meals and to clean your teeth. To prevent damage and unsanitary conditions, you should floss and brush both your teeth and the trays using a soft-bristle toothbrush and toothpaste each time you put your trays back on.
Our doctors are dedicated to providing you with a personalized Invisalign treatment plan that will transform your smile.
It is important to always store your aligners in a safe case when they are not being used. We generally recommend that you save your previous sets of aligners. Your most recent pair may need to be used as a temporary solution if you lose or break your current set. Our doctors can provide you with full Invisalign maintenance and care instructions as well as answer any questions you may have.
Invisalign at Gulch Dental Studio
Our team is dedicated to providing you with a personalized Invisalign treatment plan that will transform your smile. We also offer Invisalign® Teen for adolescents. If you are interested in learning more about correction and alignment, contact us online today.