How Invisalign Aligners Work to Transform Your Smile

How Invisalign Aligners Work to Transform Your Smile

Posted by RIVERSIDE TOOTH CO May 27,2023

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Are you tired of hiding your smile because of crooked teeth? Well, say goodbye to traditional metal braces and hello to Invisalign aligners! These transparent plastic trays work hard behind the scenes to gradually shift your teeth into a beautiful, straight smile. 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear aligner system that is used to straighten teeth. The aligners are made of a clear, flexible material that is virtually invisible when worn. Invisalign aligners are custom-made for each individual patient and are designed to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Treatment with Invisalign typically takes 9-18 months, depending on the severity of the case.

Benefits of Invisalign

While there are many benefits that come with Invisalign aligners, the most notable is the fact that they are practically invisible. This means that you can continue to smile without feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Additionally, Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable to wear than traditional braces, and they allow you to eat and drink whatever you want without worrying about damage to your teeth.

The Process of Getting Invisalign Aligners

If you’re considering Invisalign to help straighten your teeth, you may be wondering what the process entails. Getting Invisalign is surprisingly simple and straightforward. In fact, the entire process can be completed in just a few short weeks!

Here’s a quick overview of how Invisalign works:

  • First, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist or dentist who offers Invisalign. During this visit, they will assess your teeth and decide if Invisalign is right for you. If it is, they will take impressions (molds) of your teeth which will be used to create your custom aligners.
  • Next, you’ll receive your aligners in the mail. Each set of aligners should be worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series. As you progress through the treatment, your teeth will gradually shift into their new, straighter positions.
  • You’ll need to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day and remove them only when eating, brushing, and flossing. Be sure to clean your aligners thoroughly before putting them back in!

That’s it! Once you finish wearing all of the aligners in the series (typically around 12-18 months), you’ll have straight teeth that you can feel confident about!

Scheduling Visits and Checkups for Invisalign Treatment

When you begin Invisalign treatment, you will work with your dentist to schedule regular visits and checkups. Depending on the severity of your case, you may need to visit your orthodontist every 4-6 weeks. At each visit, your orthodontist will check the progress of your treatment and make any necessary adjustments to your aligners. They will also give you new aligners to continue your treatment. Checkups are important because they ensure that your treatment is on track and that you are comfortable with your aligners.

For the best dental care tailored to your needs, visit Riverside Tooth Co at 6886 Indiana Ave Suite B, Riverside 92506, or call (951) 686-2565.

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