For many people, the simple thought of going for orthodontic treatment evokes feelings of embarrassment, discomfort, perhaps even shame. Understandably so since dental flaws often influence perceptions – particularly first impressions – that we have of other people. Think about it; have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile? Do you feel like the state of your teeth boosts your confidence or dampens your spirits whenever you socialize?
Fortunately, scientific progress has bestowed upon us great things such as Invisalign. In orthodontics and dental care in general, to say that Invisalign treatment has been revolutionary would be an understatement. Let’s find out more about this dental procedure.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
The goal of Invisalign treatment is to align the teeth to give you a straight and strikingly beautiful smile. When you come in for an assessment at Wagner Dental Care, our resident orthodontist will perform a series of tests. One such test is the bite test. The idea is to get a sense of how your teeth clamp together or whether they are overcrowded. The dentist will also be keen to examine the stability of your jaw.
For Invisalign treatment, the orthodontist performs a scan of your teeth after which a custom and clear aligner with trays is produced for you. The aligner progressively and gradually pressures your teeth into their intended spots. So, naturally, you will be expected to wear the aligners for the better part of the day for a few weeks. Since it is not a one-size-fits-all treatment approach, details are case-specific. However, treatment generally takes anywhere between 6 and 12 months. You will also be required to come in for periodic checkups and to swap aligners.
Why Should You Consider Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign treatment – a corrective procedure by all accounts – has emerged as one of the most popular dental procedures today because it offers its users the invisible element. The aligner is designed to be almost unrecognizable to the naked eye, which means your teeth get the much-needed dental treatment without necessarily displaying it to everyone.
Besides, Invisalign is also non-fixed – something that cannot be said of traditional dental braces. You can easily remove it when you want to eat, brush, or floss your teeth. Unlike braces, Invisalign offers a lot more flexibility in regard to diet provided you observe oral hygiene practices.
Here at Wagner Dental Care, we noticed that some patients who had used braces over a long period started to develop loose teeth requiring root restoration. This happens when tension in the wires found in braces becomes too much. The risk of developing weak roots is far reduced with Invisalign.
At Wagner Dental Care, we are committed to providing the best dental care and oral health services. A team of experienced professionals is ready to help you resolve any dental care needs you have. Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions about Invisalign treatment or dental care in general. We are happy to help!