Invisalign® An Overview
There are various types of orthodontic treatments available today to treat orthodontic concerns. Invisalign clear aligners offer more patient satisfaction than any other option. Invisalign is the discreet way to treat mild to moderate orthodontic concerns without the use of metal braces. Many people choose to live with their crooked teeth because of the hassles associated with braces. With invisible braces, adults can avoid the stigma while teens can avoid the embarrassment of having metal braces. Our Cary NC dentists are certified North Carolina Invisalign providers serving patients at Tryon Family Dentistry. They are extensively trained and possess the knowledge to treat patients and determine who is a candidate for this clear aligner system.
Invisalign is a series of custom made aligners that are clear, plastic, and ultra-thin. They made from 3-D images taken at our office and fabricated to the specifications of each patient. They are made of highly durable material that is transparent and designed to fit snugly against the teeth. You will change the aligners about once a week to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment.
Benefits of Choosing Invisalign
Straightening your teeth will support your over-all oral health and will give you a beautiful smile. But choosing Invisalign over metal braces offers so many more benefits. The fact that they are removable and clear is the major reason people prefer them. You will simply remove the aligners to continue brushing and flossing daily as you normally would. This also allows you to eat normally, without restrictions and not have to deal with getting food trapped between the braces and your teeth. Not many people will notice you are wearing them since they are clear and difficult to even notice. Additional benefits include:
- Shorter treatment times
- No dietary restrictions
- More comfortable and removable
- Discreet and hardly noticeable
- Zero risk of tooth enamel staining from permanently attached brackets
Invisalign® What to Expect
At your Invisalign consultation, your Cary NC dentist will take x-rays and photos of your teeth. These will be analyzed to determine if this clear aligner system is the right solution for your dental concerns. Next, 3-D images of your teeth, mouth and jaw will be taken using digital scanning technology. Your dentist at Tryon Family Dentistry in Cary, NC will use these sophisticated images to map out a custom treatment plan that will gently move your teeth into alignment. Once completed, we will be able to show you step by step how your smile will transform and the final result. Your customized treatment plan will be sent to the Invisalign lab where your clear aligners will be created.
The material used to create your aligners is called SmartTrack® , a clear plastic that is ultra-thin and very durable. They are designed to fit firmly against your teeth and to avoid irritation of your lips, tongue, and gums. We will contact you when your first set is ready and give you specific directions of how to wear and care for them. Our team has done a tremendous job in terms of Invisalign SEO and marketing which has helped us improve out skills in straightening your teeth.
In general, you should wear your Invisalign invisible braces for at least 22 hours a day, taking them out to eat and brush only. You will need to advance to your next set of aligners about once a week. The length of your treatment and the number of aligners you will need is based on your cosmetic goals and severity of your dental issues.