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5 Things to Know About Invisalign Before Your First Appointment

Nov 9th 2015 at 11:32 PM

Invisalign is a common dental treatment for issues such as crooked teeth, overbites and under bites. It’s actually a non-invasive technique used to straighten teeth in a way that is less noticeable compared to braces.

Invisalign uses aligners, which are customized to fit your mouth. The retainers move the teeth to fully correct misalignment issues without causing any extreme pain. You are also able to eat anything since the aligners can be removed whenever you want. Other than these, there is still a lot to learn about invisilign.

You could wear different sets of aligners

Depending on the severity of the misalignment, you may be required to wear three sets of aligners before the treatment is complete. Your orthodontist will give you the first aligners which you will be required to wear for a specified period of time and then change to the next aligner until the series is complete.

You have to show commitment and wear the aligners as the orthodontist specifies. If your teeth are decayed, you may be required to undergo root canal Green Bay WI before invisalign treatment is started.

You’ll have to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours a day

For the aligners to be effective, you should only remove them when you are taking your meals or when brushing and flossing your teeth. If you don’t wear them as often as it is recommended, the treatment plan may not work well.

The duration in which you will have to wear the aligners will depend on the severity of your dental issue. Some patients have had to wear them for 3 years. Modern aligners used in cosmetic dentistry Green BayWI, are even able to correct minor dental issues in just six months.

The aligners are practically invisible

The reason why most people prefer Invisalign treatment is that it can easily go unnoticed. You don’t have to feel conscious talking to people because your aligners are almost transparent. So you can maintain your smile and self confidence in social situations.

They are comfortable

Braces can be pretty uncomfortable but transparent aligners are different. Other than exerting a little pressure on the teeth, which you are unlikely to notice, they do not cause any form of discomfort that can affect your lifestyle. The fact that the aligners are custom made means, they will fit perfectly on you.

Invisalign treatment may not be for you

Not everyone needs Invisalign to correct misalignment or any other dental issue. For some complex problems, other dental treatment plans may be considered by the orthodontist. The only way to find out if this is the perfect treatment for you, is to consult a dental specialist who has adequate experience in Invisalign® Green Bay WI.

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