Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign

Achieving a beautiful smile through teeth alignment used to only be possible through traditional metal braces. However, thanks to advancements in orthodontics, more options are now available, including Invisalign aligners. This innovative treatment uses clear aligners made from a plastic material that is easy to clean and virtually invisible. As a result, they have become the top choice for straightening teeth. If you’re considering Invisalign aligners in Grand Ledge, here are a few things you should know before starting treatment. 

  1. Personalized Treatment Plan 

Before initiating Invisalign treatment, our experienced dentist will examine your teeth. We will take X-rays and create impressions of your teethbefore formulating a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. 

  1. Customized Aligners 

Once the plans are finalized, a series of custom-made, clear aligners are fabricated to the unique contours of your mouth. Our dentist will recommendthat you wear each of the aligners for a specific time, usually 20-22 hours per day for two weeks, before moving on to the next set of aligners in the series. Over time, your teeth will gradually shift to the desired positions. The amount of aligners required for treatment depends on the complexity of each individual case.  

  1. Convenient To Wear and Remove 

One of the most significant advantages of Invisalign is its convenience. These aligners are easily removable for eating, drinking, brushing, or flossingteeth. This allows you to enjoy your favorite foods and maintain your regular oral hygiene regimen during treatment. 

  1. More Comfortable

Invisalign braces are more comfortable compared to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is made of smooth plastic that eliminates the need for wires and brackets that can cause irritation and discomfort. With Invisalign, you may experience mild pressure or tightness when switching to a new set of aligners, but this is normal and quickly subsides. It is less painful than adjustments to metal braces.  

  1. Duration Of Treatment 

The duration required to complete the process depends on the complexity of each unique case. Generally, the treatment takes around six to eightmonths and varies from individual to individual. 

  1. Regular Appointments 

You will have regular follow-up appointments with our dentist to ensure your treatment is on schedule. During these appointments, your progress is monitored, and the dentist makes necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Usually, the appointments are scheduled at 4-6 weeks intervals to ensure your teeth are moving to the desired positions.  

  1. Post-treatment Retainers

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, it is essential to maintain the results by regularly wearing retainers to help hold teeth in place and prevent them from shifting back to their original positions. Our dentist will recommend which type of retainer is suitable for your teeth and provide instructions for how long you should wear it.   

Make confident, informed decisions about Invisalign treatment with the help of our experienced dentists at Grand Ledge Smile. Our dental office offers a variety of treatments, including Invisalign, to help you achieve your desired oral health and aesthetic goals. Contact us today to achieve a gorgeous smile with Invisalign!