Invisalign treatment is one of the best available alternatives to traditional metal braces. The treatment consists of wearing a series of custom-made clear aligners that continuously adjust the positioning of the teeth. Invisalign treatment has been proven effective in correcting a variety of issues including crooked teeth, spacing issues, overbites and more. Millions of people have already used Invisalign aligners to achieve fantastic results and improve their confidence.Invisalign aligners are effective because they are custom-made using impressions that are taken of the patient’s teeth. The treatment involves wearing the current Invisalign aligner for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day.
At first, the aligner may feel very tight and uncomfortable, but it should begin to feel more relaxed and comfortable over time. This is completely normal, and it shows that the teeth are successfully adjusting to their position. Approximately every two weeks, the current aligner will be replaced with a new one. Each new aligner will continue to adjust the teeth until the desired result is attained. It typically takes about one to two years for the entire treatment to be fully completed depending on your specific case.
There are several advantages that Invisalign clear aligners offer over traditional metal braces. For one, they can be taken out by the user at any time. This allows the user to eat and drink whatever they would like and make no major changes to their regular oral care practices. Since the aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible, and it is nearly impossible for others to recognize that they are even being used. This makes them an excellent option for patients who may feel shy or embarrassed about receiving orthodontic treatment. Finally, Invisalign aligners are an ideal treatment option for athletes, since they do not present the same injury risks as metal braces.
Invisalign treatment may be able to help you improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence. A visit to our practice will allow us to determine if you can benefit from this type of treatment. You may call us at (888) 887-7076 for our Huntington Beach location and at (888) 887-7076 for our Beverly Hills location.