Many people visit their dentist or orthodontist each year in hopes of finding out how they can straighten their teeth. Whether it is your first attempt as an adolescent or third attempt as an adult, gone are the days where there is only one option to get your teeth aligned. Metal braces still exist, but there is a more modern and transparent way to fix crooked teeth these days, and that is found with Invisalign.
Invisalign is made of a clear plastic that is molded to fit seamlessly over your teeth. Since the material is practically invisible, using Invisalign can be virtually unnoticeable.
How Invisalign works can be explained in a few easy steps: First, your dentist will create a unique treatment plan which will devise the length of your treatment and exactly how your teeth will move. Then, you will receive your custom aligners which you will wear unless you are eating or brushing your teeth.
Every two weeks you will change your aligners as your treatment progresses and your teeth begin to move. You will continue this process until you have reached your treatment goal and your teeth become straightened.
After you complete your Invisalign treatment, you will want to take care of your new smile. You have put in a lot of time and effort to obtain the look you want so obviously you will want to maintain it. The following explores how to care for your teeth after Invisalign treatment:
Following the instructions of your dentist after your Invisalign treatment is always recommended. By following those instructions and adhering to the above care tips, you will be able to promote a healthy and straight smile for life.