A healthy smile is imperative, but repairing misaligned teeth and bites with orthodontic aligners such as Invisalign is also important. Not only will these orthodontic aligners improve the look of your teeth, but they can also improve your overall level of confidence and self-esteem. However, you may not be fully aware of this “invisible” orthodontic treatment.
The 101 on Orthodontic Aligners
There are a few misconceptions about these clear orthodontic aligners. While the aligners are not completely invisible, the clear plastic aligner trays allow you to straighten your teeth without unsightly metal brackets and wires.
To begin the process, your dentist will customize a series of clear aligners to correct issues with your bite. The aligner is easy to remove before eating and brushing, so the system is more convenient compared to traditional metal braces with wires.
The 101 on Results
In addition to this convenience, you will see the actual improvement in your teeth while changing the aligners through the entire process.
The aligner system gradually moves teeth over a course of time. Since you will need to change out your aligner approximately every two weeks, you should see small differences in your teeth.
During the initial consultation with your dentist, you will receive a plan of action for your treatment. This plan will offer a suggested timeframe for wearing the aligners based on your specific dental concerns. For the best results, you may need to wear the Invsialign system for up to a year. However, the exact time will depend on the severity of your misalignments and the proper usage of your aligners.
Orthodontic aligners are great options for the efficient and effective correction of overbites, underbites, crossbites, or crooked teeth. If you are hoping to correct one or more of these dental concerns, contact our team at Richardson Dentistry. Call (972) 218-0078 today to schedule your informative consultation.