Invisalign has been effectively straightening smiles since the late 90s. That’s why most patients prefer it over traditional braces. The clear aligners are custom-made to gently shift teeth correctly in place. Learn more about this revolutionary treatment below and contact Pike District Smiles today.
What is Invisalign?
In brief, Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear aligners designed to straighten teeth. It’s perfect for teens and adults who prefer a more discreet orthodontic treatment. In addition, Invisalign is best for mild to moderately misaligned teeth. Patients often obtain results in 6 to 18 months.
What is the Process?
If you are interested in Invisalign, schedule a consultation with an Invisalign provider. This visit will consist of an evaluation of your teeth, gums, and overall mouth structure. Should you be a candidate for Invisalign, your dentist will explain the treatment and costs. If you choose to move forward with the treatment, digital images are taken of your teeth and mouth structure.The images are then sent to the Invisalign lab for creation.
Once your clear aligners are ready, the dentist will schedule you an appointment. This visit will include an explanation of how to use your aligners and answer any questions you may have. Follow-up appointments are necessary for your Invisalign dentist to review your progress.
How Do I Maintain My Aligners?
The great thing about Invisalign is that they are removable. This means you can eat all types of food during your treatment. Simply remove your aligners before eating. Then brush your teeth before reinserting them. This prevents bacterial build-up which can damage your teeth.
In addition, it’s important to wear your aligners at least 23 hours a day and graduate to the next set every 2 weeks. This will assure the best results for your smile.
How Can I Get Started?
Pike District Smiles offers Invisalign. Contact us to schedule an appointment to learn if Invisalign is best for you! New and existing patients may call 301-979-9071 or schedule an appointment online here.