Thanks to the Invisalign system, you can get straighter teeth through a series of clear plastic trays that are practically invisible. Adults and teenagers alike can avoid a mouthful of metal by taking advantage of Invisalign.
Patients who wear conventional braces also typically have to forego many of their favorite foods during their course of treatment. Invisalign does away with this drawback, too. The trays can be removed at mealtime, so patients can eat anything their hearts desire, as long as they’re careful to brush or at least rinse thoroughly before putting the trays back in!
If you choose the Invisalign system to bring your teeth into the proper alignment, your dentist will begin the process by taking impressions of your teeth. X-rays that provide additional information on the issues that need to be addressed will also be helpful in the planning stage of your treatment.
Based on the data and information collected by your dentist, your Invisalign trays will be custom-designed to exert forces on the teeth in sequential fashion. Those forces help to move the teeth into their proper positions.
In order to get the best outcomes from your Invisalign treatment, it’s important to adhere to the schedule established by your dentist. Change your trays as recommended, and wear them at least 22 hours each day, removing them only for eating and brushing and flossing the teeth.
Your dentist can also use Invisalign to correct moderate malocclusions, or problems with the bite, in addition to crooked teeth. In fact, advances in Invisalign technology have made the system suitable for patients with increasingly complex cases.
Invisalign patients may have healthier mouths during treatment, too. It’s easier to brush and floss, so you can do a better job of clearing away the bacteria that cause disease and decay.
If you’re looking for an orthodontic method that will have minimal impact on your daily routine, consider Invisalign. Contact Balcones Family Dental in North Austin Texas at 512-200-7422 to see if this approach is likely to be effective in your case.