Discreet Teeth Straightening Options
Invisalign has helped thousands of patients achieve straighter smiles using their advanced clear aligner system. Once impressions of your teeth are taken, your orthodontic treatment plan can be created, and you can begin wearing your custom clear aligners within a few weeks. Aligners are switched out with the next one in the series every two weeks until the treatment is complete and your smile is perfectly straight. To learn more about Invisalign or schedule a consultation with our team, please contact our office!
Benefits of Invisalign
Many patients choose Invisalign over other orthodontic treatment options due to how discreet their clear aligners are. They are also completely removable, which means that patients don’t have to give up their favorite foods just to achieve a straighter smile. Invisalign aligners are made of a patented plastic material that is durable yet comfortable to wear for several hours at a time. Invisalign can also treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, so it’s not just reserved for patients who only need minor adjustments!
Can I just wear Invisalign aligners at night?
There are aligners on the market that only need to be worn at night, but Invisalign aligners should be worn between 20 and 22 hours per day, or any time you are not eating or brushing your teeth. This is because shifting the teeth quickly and effectively requires aligners to be worn as much as possible. If clear aligners aren’t worn as often as instructed, the teeth will begin moving back to their original positions, which sets the patient’s progress back. However, patients who commit to wearing their aligners only need to wear them for 12 to 18 months on average.
Braces vs. Invisalign
If you or your child are interested in achieving a straighter smile, you may be deciding between Invisalign clear aligner therapy and one or more additional treatment options. High Point Dentistry offers Invisalign, Six Month Smiles®, and self-ligating braces. Six Month Smiles is an excellent choice for patients who have mild orthodontic issues and want their teeth straightened as quickly as possible. Self-ligating braces come with all of the benefits that traditional metal braces come with, as well as one great, additional benefit—they are hidden behind the teeth instead adhered to the front of the teeth!
Not sure which option is right for your unique smile? The best way to determine your ideal orthodontic treatment method and begin your journey to straighter teeth is by scheduling a consultation. Contact our office today!
Can Invisalign improve oral health?
While a straight, beautiful smile is an undeniably positive result of Invisalign treatment, your oral health also benefits! Crooked and misaligned teeth can lead to gum disease, difficulty brushing and flossing, and other oral health issues. During treatment, these issues fade away as your teeth straighten, and the final result of improved oral health remains. If you’d like better dental health and confidence in your appearance, Invisalign is a great choice!