Invisalign® is the perfect solution for your crooked smile, especially if you can’t stand the thought of wearing braces. Although not every person out there is a good candidate for Invisalign, people who have tipped or crooked teeth may be suitable for the clear alternative to old school wires and brackets. If you have a small space between your teeth, Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi may recommend Invisalign®.
What is Invisalign®?
The clear alternative to conventional wires and brackets, Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners, much like the whitening trays, that are custom made to fit your smile. Depending on your situation, you may require between 11 and 31 sets of Invisalign® clear plastic aligners.
During your treatment, you will wear your new clear braces 20 to 22 hours every day. The only time you will remove your Invisalign® aligners is when you enjoy a meal, brush, and floss.
The Advantages of Invisalign®
Because you take out your aligners when you brush, you are cleaning your entire mouth. The brackets on the braces are permanently affixed to your teeth making it impossible to brush properly. People who wear conventional braces are more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.
Treatment time is a big plus with clear braces. With Invisalign®, you could see results in as little as six months with most patients seeing a straighter smile between 12 and 18 months. You may have to wear conventional braces for two years before you see the grin of your dreams.
It Takes Commitment
Wearing clear braces takes commitment, as you will need to pay close attention to your customized Invisalign® plan. If you are slack about wearing your aligners for 20 to 22 hour each day, it could prolong your treatment.
If you have always been unhappy with your crooked smile, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi who can determine you are a good fit for Invisalign®.