Are you considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth? If so, the fact that this orthodontic system utilizes clear, plastic retainer-like appliances instead of metal and wire braces probably appeals to you. Invisalign is a very discreet teeth-straightening solution that appeals to many teenagers and adults.
Wearing Invisalign is a great way to improve your appearance without sacrificing your level of comfort or confidence. Within just a couple months of treatment, many patients begin to see noticeable results. The speed by which you see improvement in the placement of your teeth can vary, though. This is because everyone’s situation is unique. Our team believes that it’s never too late to achieve a straighter smile. If you are reviewing your orthodontic options, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our dentist.
Is Invisalign effective?
While Invisalign is very different in appearance when compared to traditional braces, the same orthodontic principles still apply. Using gentle, consistent force and pressure, Invisalign will slowly correct spacing issues between teeth. Those with crooked, gapped, and overlapped teeth will eventually see great improvement in the placement of their teeth. Moreover, Invisalign can improve one’s occlusion (the way that the lower and upper sets of teeth line up when the mouth is closed).
Is Invisalign comfortable?
Yes, compared to traditional orthodontia, Invisalign is considered incredibly comfortable. This is because aligners (retainer-like oral appliances) are made from slightly pliable plastics. Aligners will not cut or scrape soft oral tissues. They are also removable. This allows patients to take out their aligners during meals and oral hygiene.
How long will I wear Invisalign?
The duration of treatment will depend on your needs. Every two weeks, you will receive a new, tighter set of aligners until the desired results are achieved. When consulting with patients, our dentist develops a custom treatment plan based on the positioning of all teeth.
To learn more about improving the appearance and health of your smile, contact the dental office of Dr. John B. Morris at 269-979-1500 to schedule an examination.