Obtaining treatment to straighten teeth not only places the smile into a more attractive state, it also improves oral health. We know from research that issues such as overcrowding or too much space between the teeth is unhealthy, allowing highly aggressive forms of bacteria to thrive and consequently damage teeth and gums. To further point to the benefit of straight teeth, science also shows that bacteria do not stay in the mouth, but travel to cause damage in other organs. Improving the health and beauty of the smile is quite simple with Invisalign.
Both teens and adults love the idea behind this innovative orthodontic treatment. Invisalign carries immense benefit for aesthetics as there are no metal brackets and wires adhered to teeth, only clear plastic trays that are removable for eating and oral hygiene practices. Not only are the strong aligner trays less noticeable in the smile, they are also more comfortable than traditional orthodontics, which may irritate the tissue in the cheek.
Invisalign cosmetic orthodontics is used to correct a number of misalignment issues, and many people can use this method of straightening teeth without complication. Although highly popular for professionals and others who wish to improve the smile without the appearance of metal on the teeth, Invisalign is also great for the busy individual who does not want to spend twelve months or more in braces.
The process of Invisalign treatment is simple and convenient. We begin by assessing the patient's needs to determine the best form of treatment. Impressions are then taken and used as a guide for the design of custom-made aligner trays. A computerised program showing before and after results will be presented to the patient. So the patient can see the kind of improvement that is possible before deciding to proceed. If approved, the series of trays is fabricated based on the treatment plan devised, and the patient will be fitted with his or her first tray within just a few weeks. Trays are designed to be worn for two weeks and then switched for the next tray in the series. Dr. Titania likes to monitor patients’ progress closely and prefers to fit every aligner herself, rather than leaving the patient to wear aligners unsupervised. This avoids unforeseen problems.
It is important, when undergoing Invisalign treatment, to wear aligners as prescribed, removing them only during meals and for brushing and flossing. In maintaining this practice, treatment will be completed in the time frame specified in the original treatment plan.
A straight smile is more than beautiful. It is healthy. Contact us to learn how Invisalign can benefit you.