What is Invisalign Treatment?
While braces have rightfully been a staple of orthodontics for years, Invisalign has taken the field by storm and quickly gained popularity among patients of all ages. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners printed in a thermoplastic material that industry-leading engineers designed for ultimate patient comfort. This revolutionary material, called SmartTrack, has various benefits, including aesthetics, comfort, and flexibility. During your time in treatment, you’ll receive a new set of aligners every two weeks that will gradually shift your teeth into place for the perfect smile.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Patients are raving about Invisalign clear aligners because they offer them a high level of flexibility during treatment. Due to the unique material Invisalign is printed in, patients are free to take their appliances in and out as they please. While it’s essential to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day, you can take them out to take pictures, eat lunch, play sports, and more.
While it’s easy to take your aligners out, you’ll likely forget you’re wearing them in the first place. Experts designed Invisalign to fit snugly over your smile and provide you with ultimate comfort. We use iTero to take digital impressions, so your aligner sets fit perfectly and don’t leave any room for uncomfortable or painful poking.
Another great benefit of Invisalign is that you can eat whatever you like throughout treatment. Unlike braces, Invisalign won’t break due to pulled wires or broken brackets. You should remove your aligners before eating anything, so nothing gets stuck to them.
No matter what you eat, it’s essential to keep your smile clean, so your treatment can progress smoothly. Luckily, Invisalign is easily removable, so you can perform your daily dental hygiene routine without worrying about a metal appliance. All you have to do is take your Invisalign out, brush and floss your teeth, clean your aligners, and you’re one step closer to your dream smile.
Not only is Invisalign comfortable and easily removable, but it’s also virtually invisible. These clear aligners blend flawlessly with your natural smile, and most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing them. This appliance is perfect for our patients who like the fantastic results of braces but want a more discreet appliance.
What is the Treatment Process?
Invisalign is one of the most customizable treatments because we can print aligners that fit your smile perfectly. We begin every Invisalign treatment process by using our iTero, a digital scanner, to create an accurate 3D model of your smile. This scanner takes multiple scans of your mouth and jaw and uses them to digitally construct a replica of your mouth on our devices. Dr. Parsa can then manipulate this model to show you exactly what your smile will look like once you’ve completed treatment. Our team is dedicated to giving our patients a voice in their treatment, so we will ask for your input on the final model so we can make any necessary adjustments before crafting your treatment plan.
Once you and the doctor have decided on the best course of action, we will have your first set of aligners printed to match every groove and shape of your teeth. This clear aligner should fit snugly over your teeth, which will provide your smile with gentle, consistent pressure. Every two weeks, you’ll receive a new pair of aligners that are altered to further shift your teeth into the desired position. With every new pair of Invisalign aligners, you’ll be another step closer to stunning results that last a lifetime.
How Do I Care for My Invisalign Aligners?
To protect your treatment, you must take care of your aligners and keep them clean throughout the process. Luckily, keeping your Invisalign clean is simple and adds only a few minutes to our daily routine. Whenever you brush and floss your teeth every day, you should remove your aligners. After you’re finished cleaning your teeth, use your toothbrush and warm water to scrub every side of your aligners. This will keep your aligners clean and prevent harmful bacteria from living on your appliance.
Is Invisalign Right For Me?
No one understands your lifestyle and orthodontic goals better than you, and only you can decide which treatment is right for you. We recommend Invisalign to all patients who want great results as braces but prefer a more discreet appliance. Invisalign is designed to be flexible to your schedule, so you never have to adjust your plans to tend to your corrective treatment. If you’re interested in learning more, our team would love to walk you through all of your treatment options so you can make the most informed decision possible.