If you are looking for an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, then Invisalign treatment may be the right option for you. The Invisalign system uses an innovative approach to straighten your teeth without attaching brackets to your teeth. Instead, the orthodontist uses a series of clear removable trays that are custom-made to gradually move your teeth to the proper position.
Thanks to advanced technology, the Invisalign system can be used to correct a wide range of dental and orthodontic conditions that were traditionally treated with metal braces, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
- Overbite, underbite, or crossbite
Depending on your individual case and the position of your teeth, you may require 6 to 24 months for the clear aligners to gently move your teeth to the desired position, after which you will be required to wear retainers to hold them in place – keep your teeth from shifting back to their original position.
If you’re a suitable candidate for Invisalign, your Invisalign specialist will take X-rays and digital scans, as well as a dental impression to create your custom treatment plan. The impressions, your personal dental information, and prescribed treatment will be used to create a personal 3D treatment plan, after which your customized clear aligners will be fabricated.
When your treatment is ready, you will receive 3-4 sets of your custom-made aligners to wear every day – for a minimum of 22 hours – and change each set after two weeks. This means that you won’t need to visit your orthodontist as often as with braces. But a dental visit is recommended every 6-8 weeks to receive the next series of aligners and to assess the progress of your treatment.
Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, you may need to wear retainers to help ensure that your teeth remain in their new position.
With Invisalign for teens and adults, anyone can now have a pleasant experience straightening their teeth and improving their smile. Contact your orthodontist in Pilsen CHI today to start your treatment.