Invisalign® clear aligners are one of the most popular ways to straighten your teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible, easy to care for, and can significantly cut treatment time. If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign® in Providence, RI, contact Comfort Dental today.
Here are some reasons why we recommend Invisalign® and why so many patients request this orthodontic system over traditional braces.
Oral hygiene is a breeze when you have clear aligners. Remove the aligners and brush and floss your teeth as per usual. Oral hygiene recommendations to prevent decay and gum disease during orthodontic treatment include:
To clean your Invisalign® aligners:
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment system that gently shifts the teeth into their ideal positions like traditional metal braces.
Unlike metal braces however, Invisalign® utilizes removable clear aligners to move the teeth. The aligners in this system are virtually invisible.
The clear aligners look similar to teeth whitening trays. They fit over the teeth and are worn for 20-22 hours every day. Wearing them any less can result in delayed results and extended treatment time.
To begin Invisalign® treatment, we start by creating models of your teeth and use those models to fabricate the clear aligners. At first, the aligners will feel quite snug. As time progresses, the aligners will feel like they fit like a glove, which indicates that it’s time to get a new set of aligners.
Every few weeks, you’ll start wearing new aligners. Just as with the first set, each additional set will feel snug. As your teeth shift into position, the aligners will feel less snug.
You’ll need to wear a retainer once you’ve completed orthodontic treatment in Providence, RI. The retainer will look like one of your clear aligners. In most cases, patients need to wear a retainer 24/7 for the first year after orthodontic treatment. Eventually, you’ll only need to wear your retainer at night – but you’ll need to do so forever. Not wearing your retainer can result in the teeth shifting back to their original position.
Patients with mild to moderate occlusion issues are best suited for Invisalign® in Providence and Central Falls, RI. More complex orthodontic cases typically require traditional braces and the inclusion of other orthodontic devices such as palatal expanders or headgear.
Patients with any of the following issues (to a mild or moderate degree) might benefit from Invisalign®.
Your Comfort Dental team always has your best interests at heart. We will create a treatment plan that fits your unique needs so you can have a healthy, properly aligned bite. We want to help reduce your chance of chronic pain caused by misalignment. We also want to help you avoid serious dental issues, including cracked and broken teeth. If you want to know more about Invisalign® and to find out if you’re a good candidate, we welcome you to set up an orthodontic consultation as soon as possible.
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