Invisalign is perhaps one of the most well-known orthodontic treatment systems in the world. Millions of people across the globe have used Invisalign to improve the appearance of their smiles and straighten their teeth.
Dynamite Smiles Dentistry is proud to offer Invisalign at our Scottsdale dental office. With Invisalign, you can achieve a straighter smile without clunky metal brackets and wires getting in your way.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses clear aligners to reposition your teeth into the desired alignment gently. Invisalign aligners are crystal clear and virtually invisible, and since they're removable, you have the freedom to enjoy meals and socialize confidently.
What Issues Can Invisalign Fix?
Invisalign corrects many of the same issues traditional braces do, from straightening crooked teeth to realigning your bite. With Invisalign, we can fix:
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Overlapping teeth
How Does Invisalign Work?
We recommend wearing Invisalign clear aligners between 20-22 hours each day. We recommend removing them to eat, brush, and floss. The aligners work in sequence, with each new set of aligners moving your teeth according to our treatment plan. Every two weeks, you switch to a new set of aligners and continue on this way until your treatment ends.
Teenagers and adults can wear Invisalign, and the average treatment is 12 to 15 months. Every plan is personalized based on the individual patient, so your treatment time may be longer or shorter. Our team will work with you to create a customized treatment plan, and we will always keep you informed about your progress.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign has several benefits over traditional orthodontics:
- Traditional braces require frequent appointments for adjustments with Invisalign, so you won’t have as many dental appointments to worry about!
- Cleaning your teeth while wearing traditional braces can be a challenge. Invisalign is removable, so you can thoroughly clean your teeth. When your teeth are clean and plaque-free, you are less likely to develop cavities and gum disease.
- With Invisalign, you can enjoy your favorite meals and drinks without the restrictions of traditional braces.
- Traditional braces can irritate the mouth, while Invisalign is made from custom-fit, smooth plastic.
Caring for Your Invisalign Smile
Brushing and flossing are easy during Invisalign treatment. Simply remove the aligners while you brush and floss your teeth as you normally do.
Always brush after meals before inserting your aligner, as food debris can cause cavities and discoloration. Food particles can also get stuck in the aligner and damage it.
Keep your aligners clean and bacteria-free by gently brushing and rinsing them with lukewarm water or an Invisalign cleaning kit.
Avoid using hot water to clean your aligners, and never leave them where they can get too hot because the plastic can warp and alter the shape.
If your aligner is warped or cracked, please contact us immediately. A damaged aligner will not move your teeth, and it can hinder your treatment progress.
Last but not least, we recommend getting routine dental exams and cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy before, during, and after your treatment. Whether you wear clear braces, metal braces, or no braces at all, seeing your dentist regularly is a must!
Contact us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation, and we can determine if Invisalign is right for you.