Wondering if you can improve your smile with Invisalign? Check out this blog from Smile Drs.
What Is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system is an innovative orthodontic solution for adults and teens with crowded or crooked teeth. This modern form of braces consists of a series of custom-fitted, nearly invisible aligner trays that are worn throughout the day, except when eating or brushing/flossing. These trays help to move the teeth into the desired alignment by applying gentle pressure.
Invisalign is ideal for adults and teens who want to achieve their dream smiles, as it is almost unnoticeable when talking, laughing, and eating in public. The trays are transparent and virtually invisible, so there is no need to worry about the embarrassment or discomfort that can be associated with wearing metal braces.
Did You Know Invisalign Is More Convenient Than Metal Braces?
Choosing Invisalign is choosing a much less restrictive alternative to traditional metal-bracket braces. Many people don’t realize that with braces, there are certain foods and drinks which should be avoided in order to avoid damaging the metal or causing harm to oneself. Additionally, Invisalign requires less of a time commitment than braces, as there is no need for frequent in-office dental appointments for wire tightening. With Invisalign, patients can simply switch out their old aligner tray for a new one every couple of weeks.
What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Correct?
If you wonder if Invisalign is a good fit for your smile, consult your dental expert at Smile Drs. Generally speaking, Invisalign can be a good choice for the following concerns:
- Crowded teeth. By addressing crowded teeth with Invisalign, you’ll be able to brush and floss your teeth more efficiently and reduce the increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
- Small gaps in your smile. Invisalign can reduce gaps in your smile so that food doesn’t irritate your gums when you eat.
- Overbite, in which your upper teeth close in front of the lower teeth.
- Underbite, in which the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth.
- Crossbite. This means that one’s upper and lower teeth do not line up properly.
- Open bite. This is when one’s upper and bottom teeth do not meet.
What Can I Expect From Having Invisalign Aligners?
Invisalign treatment is typically painless; however, due to the pressure applied to specific areas of your teeth, you may experience a moment of discomfort when first putting on a new aligner. This is usually only temporary and can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain relief medications if necessary. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners do not cause irritation or rubbing of the soft tissues inside your mouth.
To ensure your aligners remain in good condition, it is important to take proper care of them. Each night, rinse your aligners with cool water and gently brush them with a toothbrush. Make sure to never use hot water as it might alter their shape. Additionally, keep your teeth clean and brush them after consuming drinks or meals before putting your aligners back on. Whenever you are not wearing them, store them in their case to avoid any potential damage.
Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign?
If you’re considering Invisalign and ready to improve the appearance and function of your smile for 2023, reach out to the Smile Drs. Doctors Fedorciw, Massoumi & Kolbig in Cromwell, CT have over 30 years of combined dental experience. With our great team and dedication to compassionate and modern dentistry, we ensure that each patient has a great experience. Whether you are in need of family & restorative dental procedures like fillings & cleanings or if you are interested in enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry, our office is ready to help. Call 860-635-4666 and schedule your appointment today!