Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually shift the teeth. These aligners are removable, so you don’t have to worry about food restrictions or changes in your oral hygiene routine. Plus, they’re very discreet, so no one will even notice that you’re wearing them.
Invisalign aligners are convenient. You’ll only need to come into our office once every four to six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. The average Invisalign patient needs to wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day for the best results.
What Is the Process Involved in Getting Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are designed specifically for you based on your dental impressions, which are taken at the beginning of the treatment process. Once you decide you want Invisalign treatment, you will have to visit our dentist in San Jose for a consultation. During the consultation, the dentist will take x-rays and impressions of the patient’s teeth. These are sent to the Invisalign lab, where technicians will create customized aligners. When these aligners are ready, you will have to return to check for fit and comfort and take them home.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Invisalign is best for patients who have mild to moderate misalignment or overcrowding. They are removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are not all a problem. These aligners are easy to clean and comfortable to wear.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
There are numerous benefits of wearing Invisalign aligners; they include:
- Invisalign aligners are created from smooth, BPA-free plastic, so they won’t irritate your cheeks and gums.
- The aligners are clear and virtually invisible when worn, so they won’t make people self-conscious about their appearance while wearing them.
- They can be removed during meals and also while brushing and flossing.
- These aligners are custom-made to fit over your teeth.
- You don’t have to worry about dealing with the hassle of dietary restrictions.
How to Care for Your Invisalign Aligners?
Caring for your Invisalign aligner trays is a very simple process. It’s important to take care of your trays, as failure to do so can result in treatment setbacks.
You should remove your trays before you eat or drink anything other than water. This will make your trays last longer and will prevent staining and discoloration.
Clean your trays daily by brushing your teeth, then rinsing them with lukewarm water. After that, you simply brush your aligner trays with water and cleansing solution.
Visit the Center for Advanced Dentistry at 105 N. Bascom Ave, Suite 201, San Jose 95128, or call (408) 549-7133 for the best dental services tailored to your unique needs.