If you've been considering braces, you should ask your dentist about
Invisalign aligners. Invisalign are clear aligners that safely and effectively straighten
your teeth. When discussing Invisalign with your dentist, be sure to ask
her these key questions.
How Does the Invisalign Treatment Process Work?
Your dentist will first take dental impressions and digital photographs
of your teeth. A dental lab will then create a series of comfortable,
flexible Invisalign aligners that you'll use throughout the treatment
process. These aligners fit securely over your top and bottom teeth. Every
two weeks, you'll begin wearing a new pair of Invisalign aligners,
moving you on to the next stage of treatment. You'll only need to
visit your dentist every four to six weeks to evaluate your treatment progress.
What Dental Problems Can Invisalign Fix?
Invisalign aligners are a successful orthodontic treatment method for a
number of different dental problems. Invisalign aligners will gradually
and permanently shift your teeth into alignment without the need for the
metal brackets and wires used in traditional
braces. Invisalign can correct crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, underbites, overbites,
overcrowded teeth, and gaps between teeth. Your dentist may recommend
Invisalign if you've mentioned that you'd prefer clear braces,
and a comfortable, flexible orthodontic treatment plan.
How Often Do I Need to Wear My Invisalign Aligners?
Your Invisalign aligners should be worn twenty-two hours per day. The aligners
can be removed to allow you to eat, so you won't have any dietary
restrictions. You can also remove your aligners while you undergo your
oral health routine. This allows you to brush and floss much more effectively
than you would while wearing traditional braces. For this reason, Invisalign
can protect your oral health.
If you're considering Invisalign, come see one of our experienced dentists
near Frederick at
Premiere Dental Arts. We provide orthodontic services for children and adults, and offer both
traditional braces, and Invisalign aligners. To schedule an appointment
with one of our dentists, call us today at (301) 662-0222.