A Virtually Invisible Way to Straighten Teeth
Invisalign Aligners: The Perfect Way to Straighten Crooked Teeth
A beautiful smile is a great social asset. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, people with straight teeth and beautiful smiles are perceived as more friendly and approachable than those with flawed smiles.
Unfortunately, not everyone is naturally blessed with a perfect set of teeth and a Hollywood smile. If you are also concerned about your misaligned and crooked teeth that ruin your smile, no need to worry. At Dream Smile Dental, we offer you the most comfortable, convenient, and virtually invisible option for straightening your teeth: Invisalign clear aligners.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system based on removable, transparent, tray-like aligners that are worn over the teeth. We will design your Invisalign aligners so that they will exert gentle but constant pressure on your teeth to move them in the desired direction. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Hence, you can wear them to work, school, and even at social gatherings, with the confidence that they won’t be visible when you speak or smile!
Who Can Benefit from Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are the perfect, less conspicuous, and comfortable alternative to conventional metal braces. At Dream Smile Dental, we recommend Invisalign aligners for treating a wide range of orthodontic issues. Today, thanks to cutting-edge Invisalign aligner technology, it is also possible to treat even complex orthodontic problems using the Invisalign attachments. Invisalign aligners are an excellent option for treating the following orthodontic problems:
Excessive spacing between the teeth
What is the Invisalign Treatment Process?
Clinical Examination and Treatment Planning - when you first visit us at Dream Smile Dental, we will perform a detailed clinical examination and look at the 3D models and x-ray images of your teeth. This will allow us to identify the underlying issue and prepare a customized treatment plan.
Clear Aligner Design and Fabrication - the next step is to design and fabricate your clear aligners. At Dream Smile Dental, we use the contemporary iTero scanners, that allow us to make digital, 3D impressions of your teeth, thereby eliminating the need for uncomfortable and messy physical impressions. Besides, the digital tooth impressions obtained from the iTero scanners allow us to digitally design your aligners with high precision and accuracy.
Wearing your Aligners - we will design multiple sets of numbered aligners for you. Each aligner set - one for each jaw - must be worn for about 7-14 days, for at least 22 hours each day. So, the treatment outcome of the Invisalign aligner is highly dependent on treatment compliance. Generally, dentists recommend their patients to wear their aligners throughout the day - even while sleeping - and only remove them while eating or brushing teeth.
Once you start wearing your aligners, they will gradually move your teeth in the desired direction. Once you have worn your aligners for 7-14 days, you should switch to the next set of numbered aligners. This way, you will see a visible improvement in your smile and tooth alignment with each aligner set.
Treatment Consolidation - once your treatment with all the aligners has been completed, we will give you Viverra retainers. The purpose of these retainers is to ensure that your teeth remain in their new position and do not move back.
That’s it! You are now a proud owner of a beautiful smile!
How Invisalign Aligners Straighten Teeth?
Unlike metal braces that remain fixed to the teeth, Invisalign aligners are removable. They are made of medical-grade, flexible, and transparent polymers. Once the aligners are worn over the teeth, they will exert controlled and precise pressure on your teeth using the SmartForce technology. Furthermore, since the aligners are flexible, they won’t cause significant pain and discomfort during treatment, unlike braces.
How Long Does Treatment with Invisalign Take?
The time required for Invisalign aligners to fix an orthodontic issue depends on various factors, such as the severity of the underlying issue, the patient’s age and compliance, and, more importantly, the skill and experience of the dentist. However, mild to moderate orthodontic issues typically take 6-12 months for treatment with Invisalign, while more complex issues may take 24-36 months. We will give you an estimate of your treatment duration after clinical examination and treatment planning.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign Aligners?
If you’re still wondering why you should consider Invisalign aligners, here are some of their benefits compared to braces that will help you decide:
Inconspicuous - Invisalign aligner trays are made of transparent polymer, which makes them virtually invisible. Hence, they won’t affect your smile and facial esthetics during treatment.
Comfort - Invisalign aligners are flexible, and therefore, they don’t cause significant tooth pain. Also, unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners do not cause soft tissue injuries.
Convenience - Invisalign aligners are removable. Hence, you can remove them while eating and enjoy all your favorite foods without restrictions. After you are done eating, simply rinse your aligners in lukewarm water and wear them back on.
Better Oral Hygiene - metal braces wearers often find it difficult to clean their teeth properly as the brackets and the orthodontic wire create a physical hindrance for the brush to penetrate the spaces between the teeth. On the other hand, you can simply remove your aligners while brushing or flossing. So, you can enjoy better oral health with Invisalign aligners.
If you have been putting off orthodontic treatment simply because you don’t want to wear those conspicuous and inconvenient metal braces, here is your chance to enjoy a healthy and picture-perfect smile. Invisalign aligners are a comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing alternative to metal braces. So, what are you waiting for? Book a consultation with our highly experienced dentists at Dream Smile Dental and begin your journey towards a healthy, lasting, and beautiful smile with Invisalign clear aligners.