When teeth need to be straightened for a more beautiful appearance, the Invisalign tooth alignment system is the best way to go. It gives wearers the opportunity to get straight teeth without other people being aware of it. This enables people of any age to be able to get straight teeth without being worried about what others think.
Orthodontics without Problems
When braces are needed, you can expect that several possible problems will go along with it. For one thing, they can be a little painful at times whenever they are tightened. Another problem is that it is hard to clean the teeth and do a good job. This can lead to more cavities and possible staining of the teeth. There is also the possibility that a wire can break and cause an injury in the mouth.
When it comes to teens, they can be especially conscious about having to wear braces. While they do now come in many different colors – colors that teens will love – everyone knows that they are wearing braces.
The aligner system used by Invisalign can make a big difference. The aligners are made of clear plastic. This makes them completely invisible except to people that might be real close.
Another powerful advantage of the aligners is that you can remove them at any time. This makes it easy to brush and floss your teeth without any obstructions. You simply brush and floss like you normally do. You also have the advantage of being able to eat anything you want because you would remove them when you eat, or when you attend a social event. For best results, you should wear the aligners for 22 hours a day.
Making the Aligners
A dentist will first check to see if you qualify for aligners. Not everyone can wear them. Those people who have more extreme teeth misalignment would do better with braces, although aligners are now being used to correct some more serious problems.
Once approved, the dentist will take either a digital scan of your mouth or a mold of it. This will be sent to a lab and entered into a computer. The system of aligners will be created once the desired tooth movement has been determined, and then sent back to the dentist.
After they have been made, the aligners will be given to the patient. There will be a series of aligners, and each one will be worn for about two weeks, slowly moving the teeth into place. The aligners do the exact same thing that braces do.
Aligners make it possible for anyone to get their teeth straightened. Since they are invisible, only you need to know you are wearing them. Once the teeth are aligned, it makes it easier to clean your teeth and be confident that your smile looks good.
The dentists at Global Family Dental can provide you and your family members with the Invisalign system. Our friendly dentists are glad to answer any questions you have and to provide you with a free consultation.