Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a cutting-edge system designed to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. The transparent aligner system offers results while having a minimal impact on a patient's lifestyle and confidence.
The Invisalign system uses a set of clear plastic trays that move and straighten teeth. The aligners are removable, allowing the wearer to eat and brush their teeth as they choose. For those who don't want to commit to traditional metal braces for two or more years, Invisalign is an effective alternative.
How does Invisalign work?
The process begins with a comprehensive dental examination, during which your dentist at Blue Palm Dentistry will evaluate your dental health and the alignment of your teeth. This evaluation usually involves taking X-rays and making impressions of your teeth.
Next, the team crafts a series of clear plastic alignment trays. The patient begins wearing the first set of trays but removing them to eat and complete oral hygiene tasks. The trays place gentle yet constant pressure on your teeth, which causes them to move into alignment.
Every few weeks, you will return to the dentist to have progress checked and to receive the next set of trays. It doesn't take long for patients to notice the changes and to get excited about the improvements in their smile and bite alignment.
Once the treatment period is complete, patients are provided with a custom-made retainer similar to the trays. You can wear this retainer at night to ensure that the teeth remain in proper alignment.
Is Invisalign a good fit for everyone?
Invisalign is a great alignment option for most people, and the system brings about results for many different dental challenges. However, there are some instances in which traditional metal braces are better for a patient's alignment needs.
For this reason, it's essential to schedule a consultation at Blue Palm Dentistry to discuss your specific expectations and goals with your provider.
Invisalign is usually the best possible option for reaching a patient's cosmetic dentistry goals. If you would like to learn more about how Invisalign can help improve your bite and the appearance of your smile, contact the team at Blue Palm Dentistry today.